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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

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.




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Man is not born, but made man.





He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.





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





The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.





For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?





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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