John Foster

A Quote by John Foster on certainty, questions, and simplicity

It is a poor and disgraceful thing not to be able to reply, with some degree of certainty, to the simple questions, What will you be? What will you do?

John Foster

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A Quote by John Foster on genius and power

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.

John Foster

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A Quote by John Foster on experience, kindness, meetings, society, value, and world

An observant man, in all his intercourse with society and the world, constantly and unperceived marks on every person and thing the figure expressive of its value, and therefore, on meeting that person or thing, knows instantly what kind and degree of attention to give it. This is to make something of experience.

John Foster

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A Quote by John Foster on action, adoption, anxiety, decisions, and feeling

Nothing can be more destructive to vigor of action than protracted, anxious fluctuation, through resolutions adopted, rejected, resumed, and suspended, and nothing causes a greater expense of feeling. A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself; he is as a wave of the sea, or a feather in the air which every breeze blows about as it listeth.

John Foster

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