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    Pride the first peer and president of hell.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: hell  pride 
     
    The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: men  bad  die 
     
    Business neglected is business lost.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: lost  business 
     
    In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled.
    — Daniel Defoe
    I am giving an account of what was, not of what ought or ought not to be.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: giving 
     
    Pleasure is a thief to business.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: pleasure  business 
     
    'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: devil  sin 
     
    It put me upon reflecting how little repining there would be among mankind at any condition of life, if people would rather compare their condition with those that were worse, in order to be thankful, than be always comparing them with those which are better, to assist their murmurings and complaining.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: people  mankind 
     
    I had been tricked once by that Cheat called love, but the Game was over...
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: games 
     
    I saw the Cloud, though I did not foresee the Storm.
    — Daniel Defoe
    Friends are good,-good, if well chosen.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: friends 
     
    Though I don't like the crew, I won't sink the ship. In fact, in time of storm I'll do my best to save it. You see, we are all in this craft and must sink or swim together.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: time  facts  craft 
     
    Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: justice  men  eyes  violent 
     
    A rich man is an honest man-no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave, to cheat mankind when he had no need of it: he has no occasion to press upon his integrity, nor so much as to touch upon the borders of dishonesty.
    — Daniel Defoe
    I hear much of people's calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.
    — Daniel Defoe
    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.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: devil  god  prayer 
     
    Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: men 
     
    The best of men cannot suspend their fate; The good die early, and the bad die late.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: men  bad  die 
     
    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
    tags: soul  body  diamond 
     
    Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
    — Daniel Defoe
    It is never too late to be wise.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: wise 
     
    Tis very strange men should be so fond of being wickeder than they are.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: men 
     
    Pride, the first peer and president of Hell.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: hell  pride 
     
    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
    Wit, like the Belly, if it be not fed, Will starve the Members, and distract the Head.
    — Daniel Defoe
    No man commits evil for the sake of it; even the Devil himself has some farther design in sinning, than barely the wicked part of it.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: evil  men  devil 
     
    He that is rich is wise, And all men learned poverty despise.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: men  poverty  wise 
     
    Manchester, one of the greatest, if not really the greatest mere village in England.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: england 
     
    Law is but a heathen word for power.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: power  law 
     
    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.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: birth  money  wealth  england 
     
    The height of human wisdom is to bring our tempers down to our circumstances, and to make a calm within, under the weight of the greatest storm without.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: human  wisdom 
     
    The Dutch must be understood as they really are, the Middle Persons in Trade, the Factors and Brokers of Europe... they buy to sell again, take in to send out again, and the greatest Part of their vast Commerce consists in being supply'd from All Parts of the World, that they may supply All th World Again.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: world  sell 
     
    Great families of yesterday we show, And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: parent 
     
    Not the man in the moon, not the groaning-board, not the speaking of friar Bacon's brazen- head, not the inspiration of mother Shipton, or the miracles of Dr. Faustus, things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: death  men  miracle  moon  mother  tax 
     
    Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: death  tax 
     
    For sudden Joys, like Griefs, confound at first.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: joy  grief 
     
    No shoots, says Friday, no yet, me shoot now, me no kill; me stay, give you one more laugh.
    — Daniel Defoe
    It happen'd one Day about Noon going towards my Boat, I was exceedingly surpriz'd with the Print of a Man's naked Foot on the Shore.
    — Daniel Defoe
    Expect nothing and you'll always be surprised
    — Daniel Defoe
    Self-destruction is the effect of cowardice in the highest extreme.
    — Daniel Defoe
    tags: extreme 
     
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