1770-1843, British Clergyman, Essayist
A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.
John W. Foster – [Decisions]

Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
John W. Foster – [Economy and Economics]

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
John W. Foster – [Motivation]

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
John W. Foster – [Death and Dying]