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Always having something to be thankful for

19 May

So little do we see before us in the world, and so much reason have we to depend cheerfully upon the great Maker of the world, that he does not leave his creatures so absolutely destitute, but that in the worst circumstances they have always something to be thankful for, and sometimes are nearer their deliverance than they imagine; nay, are even brought to their deliverance by the means by which they seem to be brought to their destruction.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

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One Response to “Always having something to be thankful for”

  1. Marylin Warner May 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    This is one of my very favorite Defoe quotes. In college, I had a professor who used this very quote as the basis of a final exam question in comparative literature. We had to prove it with a specific example from any other piece of literature not by Defoe.

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