26 Total Quotes

Daniel Defoe Quotes

Daniel Defoe
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
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#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
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
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#Army

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And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
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#Churches

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As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.
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Daniel Defoe
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
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Daniel Defoe
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear
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#Body

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Tis no sin to cheat the devil
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#Cheat

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We lov'd the doctrine for the teachers sake
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#Doctrine

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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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#English Journalist #Eyes

Daniel Defoe
Necessity makes an honest man a knave
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#Honest

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Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation
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#God

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

Daniel Defoe
All men would be tyrants if they could.
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#English Journalist

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From this amphibious ill-born mob began That vain, ill-natured thing, an Englishman.
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#Mob

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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.
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#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.
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#English Journalist

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

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An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.
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#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
He that is rich is wise.
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#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled.
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#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
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.
Daniel Defoe
#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
Daniel Defoe
#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
Daniel Defoe
#English Journalist

Daniel Defoe
'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
Daniel Defoe
#English Journalist