Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus

Dutch scholar and humanist, writer, scholar, theologian, prominent representatives of the Northern Renaissance.
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.More Desiderius Erasmus quotes [07/29/2011 11:07:34]
[Only by] the good influence of our conduct may we bring salvation in human affairs; or like a fatal comet we may bring destruction in our train.More Desiderius Erasmus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Desiderius Erasmus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now what else is the whole life of mortals, but a sort of comedy in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each ones part until the manager walks them off the stage?More Desiderius Erasmus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit.
[Lat., Clavus clavo pellitur, consuetudo consuetudine vincitur.]More Desiderius Erasmus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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