Hugo Grotius Quotes (7 quotes)
As quoted in Delbert D. Thiessen (ed.), A Sociobiology Compendium: Aphorisms, Sayings, Asides, p.18
As quoted in The Word Book Complete Word Power Library, Volume 1 (1981), p.324
As quoted in Wendy Toliver (ed.), The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes, p.466
“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.”
Entry for August 23, 1926, Journal
“Laughter, n. An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.”
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
A New Slant on Life (1998)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHugo Grotius
Born: April 10, 1583
Died: August 28, 1645 (aged 62)
Bio: Hugo Grotius, also known as Huig de Groot, Hugo Grocio or Hugo de Groot, was a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, theologian, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet.
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