Sunday, August 06, 2006



Certain quotes seem to resonate in the mind. One of my favorite is from a man who was born in the 15th century, but whom I feel would not be too out of place in the world as we know it today:
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
[In regione caecorum rex est luscus]

DesideriusErasmus, Adagia (III, IV, 96)
Dutch author, philosopher, & scholar (1466 - 1536)
Desiderius Erasmus was a spiritual man, but loathed the corruption inherent in the organised religion of the time. Erasmus stands as the supreme type of cultivated common sense applied to human affairs.

He is the author of a surprising number of well known quotes that have endured through 500 years of history:

Prevention is better than cure.

He who allows oppression shares the crime.

And rather surprisingly!:

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.


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