William Samuel Johnson
It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.
Whatever you have, spend less.
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.
To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.