„Thus we have reached the point, it is painful to recognize, where the only persons accounted wise are those who can reduce the pursuit of wisdom to a profitable traffic.“

—  Jean Pic de la Mirandole, livre Oration on the Dignity of Man, Oration on the Dignity of Man (1496), Quin eo deventum est ut iam (proh dolor!) non existimentur sapientes nisi qui mercennarium faciunt studium sapientiae. 24. 155; translation by A. Robert Caponigri
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Quin eo deventum est ut iam (proh dolor!) non existimentur sapientes nisi qui mercennarium faciunt studium sapientiae.

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