Daniel Defoe citáty
Datum narození: 1660
Datum úmrtí: 24. duben 1731
Daniel Defoe [Dýfou] byl anglický spisovatel a novinář, představitel realismu.
Citáty Daniel Defoe
— Daniel Defoe
Ch. 11, Finds Print of Man's Foot on the Sand.
— Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
„Those people cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them because they see and covet what He has not given them. All of our discontents for what we want appear to me to spring from want of thankfulness for what we have.“
— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Context: I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed rather than what I wanted; and this gave me sometimes such secret comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take notice of here, to put those discontented people in mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them, because they see and covet something that He has not given them. All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have. Ch. 9, A Boat.