Thought for the Day: Defoe
(quotes thanks to brainyquote.com)
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.
All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
Died 24 April 1731 (aged 70-72)
Daniel Defoe is best known as the writer of Robinson Crusoe. He was many things including Father of the English Novel. He was a sometimes successful merchant, suffered through the London Fire, the Plague and the Dutch Fleet invasion. He was a prolific writer, but only one novel.
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