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Desiderius Erasmus

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Biography - Desiderius Erasmus:

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus was a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar (*Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: 1467 - Died: 1536
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Netherlands
Netherlands

In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont rois.

German
Unter den Blinden ist der Einäugige König.

Latin
In regione caecorum rex est luscus.




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I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.
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