Desiderius Erasmus Quotes (109 quotes)




Desiderius Erasmus
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Variant translation: "... and the good Part of speaking well, is to lie cleverly." - Colloquies (1518)
Desiderius Erasmus
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Variant: "One nail drives out another; and Custom is overcome by Custom" - From: "All the Familiar Colloquies of Desiderius Erasmus, of Roterdam, Concerning Men, Manners, and Things" (J.J. and P. Knapton, 1733), p. 476
Desiderius Erasmus
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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"
Desiderius Erasmus
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Literary and Educational Writings: Panegyricus and Philippum Austriaeducem. Moriae encomium. Dialogus Julius exclusus e coelis. Institutio principis christiani. Querela pacis (1986 edition)


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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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