Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe

Daniel
Defoe, born Daniel Foe
1660
1731

English Novelist, Journalist, Trader, Pamphleteer and Spy, best known for writing Robinson Crusoe

Author Quotes

Pride the first peer and president of hell.

Justice is the end of government.

I hear much of people's calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.

All the good things of this world are no further good than as they are of use; and whatever we may heap up to give to others, we enjoy only as much as we can make useful to ourselves and others, and no more.

All our discontents spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.

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.

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First Name
Daniel
Last Name
Defoe, born Daniel Foe
Birth Date
1660
Death Date
1731
Bio

English Novelist, Journalist, Trader, Pamphleteer and Spy, best known for writing Robinson Crusoe