Jun 30, 2008

Erasmus on lasting peace

Never, however, will we obtain concord if each man tries to hold stubbornly to his own opinion; nor will there ever be a firm, long-lasting peace if it is not sealed with true and solid reasoning. Nothing will last that is patched up with terror and threats, nor can anything endure which is woven of human tricks and devious counsels.

~ Desiderius Erasmus, Forward to the Third Edition, The Latin New Testament (1522)

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