Daniel Defoe

1661 - 1731

A Quote by Daniel Defoe on daniel defoe 1660-1731

"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

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on men and nature

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Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: The Kentish Petition

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on hell, presidency, and pride

Pride, the first peer and president of hell.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on trouble

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In trouble to be troubl'd Is to have your trouble doubl'd.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: Robinson Crusoe, The Farther Adventures

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on good and world

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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.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on honesty and necessity

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on parenthood

Great families of yesterday we show, And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 374

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on wisdom

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The height of human wisdom is . . . to make a calm within, under the weight of the greatest storm without.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on death, fate, good, and men

The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: Character of the late Dr. S Annesley

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on mankind and tyranny

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

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

Source: Robinson Crusoe, The Farther Adventures

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