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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Daniel Defoe
 
  A true-bred merchant is the best gentleman in the nation.  1
  Apt to revolt, and willing to rebel, / And never are contented when they’re well.  2
  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.  3
  Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.  4
  We are very fond of some families because they can be traced beyond the Conquest, whereas indeed the farther back the worse, as being the nearer allied to a race of robbers and thieves.  5
 
 
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