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[Only by] the good influence of our conduct may we bring salvation in human affairs; or like a fatal comet we may bring destruction in our train.

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Desiderius Erasmus

Dutch humanist and theologian (1466-1536) who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe. Although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther.

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    [alleen door] de goede invloed van ons gedrag kunnen we redding brengen in menselijke aangelegenheden; of als een fatale komeet kunnen we vernietiging in onze trein brengen.

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