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William Samuel Johnson
October 7, 1727 - November 14, 1819
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.


Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.


To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.


Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.


Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.

    Topics: Courage

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.


Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.


To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.


Whatever you have, spend less.


It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.


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