I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
James Knox Polk died on June 15, 1849 American 11th US president (1845-49). Under his leadership the United States fought the Mexican War (1846-48) and acquired vast territories along the Pacific coast and in the Southwest. 1795-1849
No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.