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Desiderius Erasmus's Profile

Brief about Desiderius Erasmus: By info that we know Desiderius Erasmus was born at 1970-01-01. And also Desiderius Erasmus is Dutch Philosopher.

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Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.

Tags: Men, Mother, Nature

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.

Tags: Cannot, Nature, Whether

Don't give your advice before you are called upon.

Tags: Advice, Give

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.

Tags: Cannot, Great, Honor

It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.

Tags: Intellect, Pay, Reverence

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.

Tags: Flower, Giving, Mind

Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known.

Tags: Clearly, Human, Known

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

Tags: Far, Mind, Truth

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.

Tags: Ignorant, Powerful, Reputation

War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.

Tags: Sweet, War

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

Tags: Between, Difference, Real

A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.

Tags: Good, Knowing, Lie

By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him.

Tags: Him, May, Men

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.

Tags: Everybody, Old, Young

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.

Tags: Fear, Wisdom, Worst

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.

Tags: Accepted, Hide, Privilege

Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.

Tags: Crimes, Great, Guilty

The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.

Tags: Fine, Lack, Men

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.

Tags: Peace, War

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Tags: Delightful, Experience, War