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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe
Born Daniel Foe
1659–1660
London, England
Died 24 April 1731 (aged 70-72)
London, England
Occupation Writer, journalist, merchant
Genre Adventure

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.
Daniel Defoe
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
Daniel Defoe
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Daniel Defoe
An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.
Daniel Defoe
In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled.
He that is rich is wise.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
Daniel Defoe
It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
Daniel Defoe
All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
Daniel Defoe
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
Daniel Defoe
Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.
Daniel Defoe
All men would be tyrants if they could.
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
Daniel Defoe
Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.
Daniel Defoe
'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.