DEFOE, Daniel Quotes
(1661-1731), English author and journalist
And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.
All the good things of the world are no further good to us than as they are of use; and of all we may heap up we enjoy only as much as we can use, and no more.
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.
When flatterers meet the devil goes to dinner.
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
He that opposes his own judgment against the consent of the times ought to be backed with unanswerable truths; and he that has 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.
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.