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But Solomon saith, Prudens advertit ad gressus suos; stultus divertit ad dolos.
The "institution" believes in the saying: Tu Stultus Es.
And if this relationship with desipere were not enough, it is interesting to observe that Erasmus also associates resipiscere with another Latin word, one equally vital to his thought: stultus, or "fool.
This association is important because stultus is a word Erasmus uses along-side desipere in some of his fiercest critical passages, when he most aggressively attacks contemporary values.
Yet, even Nicoll, unaware of the extent to which fool and devil were often conflated, was puzzled upon finding that "the [devil named] Stultus ('Fool') of the French Ste Barbe indicates a possible confusion with the fool tradition.
155: "usqueadeo ut plumbeus quispiam et cui non plus ingenii sit quam stipiti nec minus etiam improbus quam stultus, multos tamen et sapientes et bonos viros in servitute habeat, ob id dumtaxat quod ei magnus contigit aureorum numismatum cumulus.
At the same time as these social developments take place, the individual develops from ignorance to reason, from stultus to Sapiens.
43) By 1230, by which time the groups of students have formed into four Nations, an anonymous Dominican gives little impression that the situation has improved: `multum siquidem mihi videtur mirabile quod unus stultus, quia compatriota est eorum, tot potest secum sapientes attractere ad bellandum.
In other words, all ethical norms are developed and worked out by human beings, in this case mostly by the homo stultus, subspecies sapiens.
The poet's presumed Norman contemporary, Warner of Rouen (who may in fact be the poet himself), toys similarly with the opening letters of the name of his satiric target, Moriuht, `Hic Moriuht stultus, de mortis origine dictus' (`This slow-witted Moriuht, named from the origin of death' (mori)); so too, a late tenth or early eleventh-century Anglo-Latin poem with other affinities with the two known satires of Warner of Rouen attacks an Irishman `Iorvert' on the (obscure) grounds that he has perverted the `iornum' truth.