25 Inspirational Daniel Defoe Quotes

25 Inspirational Daniel Defoe Quotes

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Daniel Defoe was an English broker, writer, columnist, pamphleteer, and spy. He is generally celebrated for his novel Robinson Crusoe, distributed in 1719, which is professed to be second simply to the Bible in its number of interpretations.

Inspirational Daniel Defoe Quotes:

 

1. “Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.” Daniel Defoe

 

2. “He that hath truth on his side is a fool as well as a coward if he is afraid to own it because of other men’s opinions.” Daniel Defoe

 

3. “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

 

4. “This very strange Men should be so fond of being wickeder than they are.” Daniel Defoe

 

5. “Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.” Daniel Defoe


6. “All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.” Daniel Defoe

 

7. “I hear much of people’s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.” Daniel Defoe

 

8. “Though I don’t like the crew, I won’t sink the ship. In fact, in time of the 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

 

9. “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

 

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


11. “Today we love what tomorrow we hate, today we seek what tomorrow we shun, today we desire what tomorrow we fear, nay, even tremble at the apprehensions of.” Daniel Defoe

 

12. “It is never too late to be wise.” Daniel Defoe

 

13. “Friends are good, good, if well chosen.” Daniel Defoe

 

14. “For I cannot think that GOD Almighty ever made them (women) so delicate, so glorious creatures; and furnished them with such charms, so agreeable and so delightful to mankind; with souls capable of the same accomplishments with men: and all, to be only Stewards of our Houses, Cooks, and Slaves.” Daniel Defoe

 

15. “Misfortunes seldom come alone.” Daniel Defoe


16. “Necessity makes an honest man a knave.” Daniel Defoe

 

17. “Justice is always Violence to the Party offending, for every Man is Innocent in his own Eyes.” Daniel Defoe

 

18. “In trouble to be troubled, is to have your trouble doubled.” Daniel Defoe

 

19. “Thus we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it.” Daniel Defoe

 

20.”Redemption from sin is greater than redemption from affliction.” Daniel Defoe


21. “Expect nothing and you’ll always be surprised.” Daniel Defoe

 

22. “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

 

23. “I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed, rather than what I wanted: and this gave me sometimes such secret comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take notice of here, to put those discontented people in mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them, because they see and covet something that he has not given them. All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.” Daniel Defoe

 

24. “I saw the Cloud, though I did not foresee the Storm.” Daniel Defoe

 

25. “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


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