Quotes by Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus

Dutch humanist and philosopher

Alive from: 1469-1536

Category: Philosophers | CountryChina

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    War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
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    What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
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    What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
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    When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
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    Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
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    You'll see certain Pythagorean whose belief in communism of property goes to such lengths that they pick up anything lying about unguarded, and make off with it without a qualm of conscience as if it had come to them by law.
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    Your library is your paradise.
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