"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.
And of all plagues with which mankind are curst, Ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
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.
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