Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quote of the Day (Erasmus, Lamenting “This Marvelous Corrupt World”)

“Who being a good man in deed, doth not see and lament this marvelous corrupt world? When was there ever more tyranny? When did avarice reign more largely and less punished? When were ceremonies at any time more in estimation? When did our iniquity so largely flow with more liberty? When was ever charity so cold? What is brought, what is read, what is decreed or determined but it tasteth and savoureth of ambition and lucre?”—Erasmus of Rotterdam, The Manual of a Christian Knight (1501)

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