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About Desiderius Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus was ordained as a catholic priest in 1492. He spent most of his life fighting for the reform of the Catholic Church. The Dutch Christian scholar and philosopher was also known for his literary works, with the notable ones being “Handbook of a Christian Knight”, “Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style” and “On Civility in Children”.
Some historians have argued that his initial name was Geert Geerts, but was later named after a Christian saint called Saint Erasmus of Formiae.
He suffered from dysentery, which later killed him.
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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?Desiderius Erasmus
Humility is truth.Desiderius Erasmus
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.Desiderius Erasmus
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.Desiderius Erasmus
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.Desiderius Erasmus
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.Desiderius Erasmus
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.Desiderius Erasmus
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.Desiderius Erasmus
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.Desiderius Erasmus
The desire to write grows with writing.Desiderius Erasmus
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.Desiderius Erasmus
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.Desiderius Erasmus
Time takes away the grief of men.Desiderius Erasmus
To know nothing is the happiest life.Desiderius Erasmus
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.Desiderius Erasmus
War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.Desiderius Erasmus
When I get a little money I buy books and if any is left I buy food and clothes.Desiderius Erasmus
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.Desiderius Erasmus
Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.Desiderius Erasmus
Your library is your paradise.Desiderius Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus' Popularity
Desiderius Erasmus was a famous Dutch theologian and priest, who was born on October 28, 1466. As a person born on this date, Desiderius Erasmus is listed in our database as the 81st most popular celebrity for the day (October 28).
People born on October 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Desiderius Erasmus is the 2703rd most popular Scorpio.
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