Daniel Defoe Quotes

Whenever 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.

Daniel Defoe

Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay.

Daniel Defoe

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

Daniel Defoe

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 we enjoy only as much as we can use, and no more

Daniel Defoe

Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.

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

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.

Daniel Defoe

All men would be tyrants if they could.

Daniel Defoe

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

Daniel Defoe

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