Desiderius Erasmus quotes

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What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known. This was the sound conclusion of the Academic sceptics ...
Picture the prince, such as most of them are today: a man ignorant of the law, well-nigh an enemy to his people's advantage, while ...
Jupiter, not wanting man's life to be wholly gloomy and grim, has bestowed far more passion than reason--you could reckon the rati ...
It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart thi ...
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
For them it's out-of-date and outmoded to perform miracles; teaching the people is too like hard work, interpreting the holy scrip ...
As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise ...
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