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Quotation by 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 (c. 1466–1536), Dutch humanist. Praise of Folly, ch. 22 (1509).
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