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Defoe, Daniel

Source: Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, Amazon free ebook.

All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.…how little repining there would be among mankind at any condition of life if people would rather compare their condition with those that were worse, in order to be thankful, than be always comparing them with those which are better, to assist their murmurings and complainings.—Robinson Crusoe, locations 1881 and 2423 of 4545