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Daniel Defoe Quotes and Sayings

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He that is rich is wise.
- Daniel Defoe

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

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

 

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

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

Pride the first peer and president of hell.
- Daniel Defoe

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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

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

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.
- Daniel Defoe

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

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

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
- Daniel Defoe

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

All men would be tyrants if they could.
- Daniel Defoe

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

Guilt for being rich,
and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough
and you have to go and get shot or something.
- John Lennon

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one
basket and then watch that basket.
- Andrew Carnegie

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

In this world it is not what we take up,
but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence,
to live as if he were poor.
- William Temple

There are people who have money and people who are rich.
- Coco Chanel

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

It's not your salary that makes you rich,
it's your spending habits.
- Charles A. Jaffe

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too
often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid
for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

I believe life's rich experiences need to be shared with others -
for me this is the way one builds knowledge.
- Pravs J

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich,
was not a rich family.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also
lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity
between rich and poor countries,
on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable,
but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
- Princess Diana

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy,
but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
- Herodotus

I was obsessed with being rich and famous.
- Paul Lynde

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
- Samuel Butler

It is the heart that makes a man rich.
He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I don't have any expectations as an actor and being
rich and famous is not my driving force.
- James D'arcy

Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources.
It is also rich in trouble.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Rich people march on Washington every day.
- I. F. Stone

A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.
- Ward McAllister

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked,
tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I would rather do many small roles on TV,
stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
- Miranda Richardson

There is no stronger craving in the world than that of the rich for titles,
except that of the titled for riches.
- Hesketh Pearson

The blues comes right back to a person's feelings,
to his daily activities in life.
But rich people don't know nothing about the blues,
please believe me.
- Jimmy Rushing


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