Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe

English writer

Lived from: 1660-1731

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Daniel Defoe

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    All evils are to be considered with the good that is in them, and with what worse attends them.
    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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    All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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    And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
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    It is never too late to be wise.
    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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    Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
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    Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
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    Necessity makes a honest man a knave.
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    Pride the first peer and president of hell.
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    Redemption from sin is greater then redemption from affliction.
    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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    The best of men cannot suspend their fate: the good die early, and the bad die late.
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    Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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    We lov'd the doctrine for the teacher's sake.
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    Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
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