John Buchan - Quotes

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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ---->>>

The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them. ---->>>

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.

Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective. ---->>>

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown. ---->>>

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God. ---->>>

Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences. ---->>>

You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn. ---->>>

The best prayers have often more groans than words. ---->>>

Without humility there can be no humanity. ---->>>

The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things. ---->>>

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. ---->>>

He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply. ---->>>

We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: August 26, 1875
Birthplace:
Die: 02-11, 1940
Occupation: Politician
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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC (; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa (wikipedia)