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"Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea."  (Samuel Johnson)

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life away in fruitless efforts."  (Samuel Johnson)

"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."  (Samuel Johnson)

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair."  (Samuel Johnson)

"If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle."  (Samuel Johnson)

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."  (Samuel Johnson)

"Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."  (Samuel Johnson)

"Self-confidence is the first requisite for achieving great things."  (Samuel Johnson)

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