Desiderius Erasmus

c.1466 - 1536

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

Before supper take a little walk, after supper do the same.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on blindness and country

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: see H G Wells

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