"The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished or the lustre of it wll never appear"
Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)
Source: 365 Inspirations of Self and Spirit
Contributed by: Danuih
Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.
Source: The Kentish Petition
Contributed by: Zaady
Pride, the first peer and president of hell.
In trouble to be troubl'd Is to have your trouble doubl'd.
Source: Robinson Crusoe, The Farther Adventures
All the good things of the world are no further good to us than as they are of use; and of all we may heap up we enjoy only as much as we can use, and no more.
Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there; And 't will be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
Source: The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 1.
Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
Source: Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe
Great families of yesterday we show, And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.
Source: The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 374
The height of human wisdom is . . . to make a calm within, under the weight of the greatest storm without.
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
Source: Character of the late Dr. S Annesley
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