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 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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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on trouble

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A peck of troubles.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: Apothegms, 1542

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on misfortune

What passes out of one's mouth passes into a hundred ears. It is a great misfortune not to have sense enough to speak well.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on experience and war

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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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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