Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth
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The triumph of hope over experience
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Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present
Thankful that God's love is independent of me without being indifferent toward me.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.