Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus – Nowadays the rage for possession…


“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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Desiderius Erasmus – It is the chiefest point…


“It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – Your library is your paradise…


“Your library is your paradise.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – War is delightful to those…


“War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – Women, can’t live with them…


“Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – Nothing is as peevish and…


“Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – To know nothing is the…


“To know nothing is the happiest life.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – The nearer people approach old…


“The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – War is sweet to those…


“War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.”
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Desiderius Erasmus – Everyone knows that by far…


“Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?”
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