Desiderius Erasmus Quote
“Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.”
The Collected Works of Erasmus: Literary and educational writings (1974 edition)
In Latin: "In regione caecorum rex est luscus." - Adagia (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), Book III, Century IV, No. 96
“By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.”
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"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDesiderius Erasmus
Born: October 28, 1466
Died: July 12, 1536 (aged 69)
Bio: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.