Quotes by Daniel Defoe

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

Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
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.
So putting the Purse into my Bosom, I made no more Resistance to him, but let him do just what he pleas'd; and as often as he pleas'd; and thus I finish'd my own Destruction at once, for from this Day, being forsaken of my Virtue, and my Modesty, I had nothing of Value left to recommend me, either to God's Blessing, or Man's Assistance.

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