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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

Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.




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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.
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A judgment can be refuted, but never a prejudice.
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It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
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True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
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Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
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Man is not born, but made man.
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He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.
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In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
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The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.
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For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?
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You must acquire the best knowledge first, and without delay; it is the height of madness to learn what you will later have to unlearn.
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