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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

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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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;




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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Learning to love is why we are here.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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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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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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