John W. Foster

American diplomat and military

Lived from: 1836-1917

Category: Politics

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    A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.
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    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?
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    One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
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    The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
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About John W. Foster

John Watson Foster was an American diplomat and military officer, as well as a lawyer and journalist. His highest public office was U.S. Secretary of State under Benjamin Harrison, although he also proved influential as a lawyer in technically private practice in the international relations sphere.

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