"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."William Samuel Johnson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."William Samuel Johnson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."William Samuel Johnson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."William Samuel Johnson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."William Samuel Johnson on Ernest Hemingway
"Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage."
"Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords."
"To keep your secret is wisdom to expect others to keep it is folly."