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This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.  - Desiderius Erasmus
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In Latin: "In regione caecorum rex est luscus." - Adagia (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), Book III, Century IV, No. 96
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Variant: "Mankind was shaped by an artisan — it is appropriate that it should be redeemed by an artisan." From: "Collected Works of Erasmus - Paraphrase on Mark" (University of Toronto Press, 1988), p. 75, Chapter 6, "Mark 6:1-2 / LB VII 200"

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Born: October 28, 1466

Died: July 12, 1536 (aged 69)

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

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