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Desiderius Erasmus
(1469?-1536) born on
Oct 27
Dutch scholar, philosopher, author. He was a renaissance humanist who advanced reform in Catholic Church; best known for satire "The Praise of Folly," 1509.
         
   
F
I have turned my entire attention to Greek. The first thing I shall do, as soon as the money arrives, is to buy some Greek authors; after that, I shall buy clothes.

R
It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.
A
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
N
War is delightful to those who have no experience with it.
K
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: CWE, vol 1, ep. 124, p. 252.72-73.
R: Works of Hilary, Preface, 5 Jan. 1523.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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