Daniel Defoe - Quotes

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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.

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.

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. ---->>>

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil. ---->>>

All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.

All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.

Pride the first peer and president of hell. ---->>>

An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch. ---->>>

All men would be tyrants if they could. ---->>>

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. ---->>>

In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled. ---->>>

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

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

Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination. ---->>>

Necessity makes an honest man a knave. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

He that is rich is wise. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 1660
Birthplace:
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Journalist
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Daniel Defoe (; c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe; only the Bible has been printed in more languages. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel (wikipedia)