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Daniel Defoe
(1660-1731) born on
Apr 26
English author. He is best known for "Robinson Crusoe," 1719, based on adventures of Alexander Selkirk.
         
   
F
Middle age is youth without its levity,
And age without decay.

R
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.
A
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
N
He bade me observe it, and I should always find, that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind; but that the middle station had the fewest disasters.
K
The best of men cannot suspend their fate:
The good die early, and the bad die late.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: "Moll Flanders," 1721.
N: "Robinson Crusoe," Pt. I.
K: Character of the late Dr S. Annesley
   


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