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A rich man is an honest man—no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave to cheat mankind when he had no need of it. Options
Daemon
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A rich man is an honest man—no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave to cheat mankind when he had no need of it.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)
Bully_rus
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If being held accountable, even a double knave can be reduced to a singular point, at least we still hope so...
KSPavan
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Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.

Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay.

- Daniel Defoe
Ashwin Vemuri
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Ok
Marish0291
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very nice words
Adyl Mouhei
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When we want to study human nature throughout history, we discover that very little has changed.
Verbatim
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:17:38 PM
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Daemon wrote:
A rich man is an honest man—no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave to cheat mankind when he had no need of it.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)


And he IS a triple knave for when he gives to charity he does it for his vanity, knowing full well he had cheated the humanity, and out of inanity he wants a tax break immediately!
Marek Guman
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:56:41 PM

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Can someone please reword it to modern English? I try hard, but I don't understand.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:57:38 PM

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I disagree because money is always moreish. And some people never contend.
I have been a big fan of Daniel Defoe but reading the quote, I am quite disappointed by him.
It was very naive of him to say so.
Hans Wobbe
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A quote valid before the realization of E.W.S. ( Extreme Wealth Syndrom )
LuisL
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Unless he cheated to get his wealth.
Avialae
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That's a nice thought that ought to be true. But for some who are very wealthy, they find out that the money does not fill their emptiness, and then they go for power over others.
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