Desiderius Erasmus

c.1466 - 1536

A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on injustice, peace, and war

Scarcely is there any peace so unjust that it is better than even the fairest war. -Vix ulla tam iniqua pax, quin bello vel aequissimo sit potior

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: Querela Pacis

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on happiness

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus

Prevention is better than cure.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on books, clothes, food, and money

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on age and youth

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It is folly alone that stays the fugue of Youth and beats off touring Old Age.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: The Praise of Folly, 1509

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on habits

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A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on army

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They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: The Praise of Folly, 1509

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on darkness

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on justice, peace, and war

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

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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