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William Samuel Johnson
United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 4, 1791
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Roger Sherman
Personal details
Born October 7, 1727
Stratford, Connecticut
Died November 14, 1819(1819-11-14) (aged 92)
Stratford, Connecticut
Resting place Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Stratford
Nationality American
Political party Pro-Administration
Spouse(s) Anne Beach[1]
Alma mater Yale College
Profession Politician, Clergyman

Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.
It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
William Samuel Johnson
To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
Whatever you have, spend less.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.
William Samuel Johnson
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.
William Samuel Johnson
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.