Daniel Defoe
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"Daniel Defoe",

born "Daniel Foe", was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of List of economics journals/economic journalism.

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

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.

Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.

He that is rich is wise.

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.

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.

And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.

We lov'd the doctrine for the teachers sake.