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Man is a short sighted creature

28 May

Let no wise man flatter himself with the strength of his own judgment, as if he was able to choose any particular station of life for himself. Man is a short-sighted creature, sees but a very little way before him; and as his passions are none of his best friends, so his particular affections are generally his worst counsellors.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

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Man is a short-sighted creature

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Teaching others quote

25 May

For attempting to teach others is sometimes the best way of teaching ourselves.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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quote about teaching others

Gossips about ghosts and apparitions

20 May

Persons of good judgment say, that all the stir people make in the world about ghosts and apparitions, is owing to the strength of imagination, and the powerful operation of fancy in their minds; that there is no such thing as a spirit appearing, or a ghost walking, and the like; that people`s poring affectionately upon the past conversation of their deceased friends so realizes it to them, that they are capable of fancying upon some extraordinary circumstances that they see them, talk to them, and are answered by them, when, in truth, there is nothing but shadow and vapour in the thing; and they really know nothing of the matter. 

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

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Gossips about ghosts and apparitions quote

Bred in the bone quote

20 May

What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

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Bred in the bone quote

Sometimes we are given secret hints of danger

18 May

Let no man despise the secret hints and notices of danger, which sometimes are given him when he may think there is no possibility of its being real. That such hints and notices are given us, I believe few that have made any observation of things can deny; that they are certain discoveries of an invisible world, and a converse of spirits, we cannot doubt; and if the tendency of them seems to be to warn us of danger, why should we not suppose they are from some friendly agent, ( whether supreme, or inferior and subordinate, is not the question, ) and that they are given for our good ?

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

There are some secret moving in the affections

18 May

There are some secret moving in the affections, which, when they are set a going by some object in view, or be it some object though not in view, yet rendered present to the mind by the power of imagination, that motion carries out the soul by its impetuosity to such violent eager embracings of the object, that the absence of it is insupportable. 

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

Safety of one man is destruction of another

13 May

What is one man`s safety is another man`s destruction.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Safety of a man quote

Safety of one is destruction of another quote

Woo hoo ! Reached 100,000 views :)

12 May

I`m excited to announce that BookQuotesHub has reached 100,000 views. I would like to thank you all for your continuous support since October 28, 2012. Here is the screenshot :

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Reached 100,000 views

Means of our deliverance

7 May

How frequently, in the course of our lives, the evil, which in itself we seek most to shun, and which, when we are fallen into, is the most dreadful to us, is oftentimes the very means or door of our deliverance, by which alone we can be raised again from the affliction we are fallen into.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

Means of our deliverance quote

How little repining there would be…

7 May

How little repining there would be among mankind, at any condition of life, if people would rather compare their condition with those that are worse, in order to be thankful, than be always comparing them with those which are better, to assist their murmurings and complainings.

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 

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