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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

When I get a little money I buy books and if any is left I buy food and clothes.




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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.
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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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