John Buchan Quotes
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
Hope, Fishing, Series
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
Leadership, Humanity, Greatness
The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.
Men, True, Rather
To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
Time, Education, Great
Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
Life, Keep, Silent
We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
Future, Past, Ourselves
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.
Tell, Here, Earth
Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
God, Heart, Soul
The best prayers have often more groans than words.
Best, Often, Words
Without humility there can be no humanity.
Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.
Heart, Born, Bottom
Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.
Peace, Fear, State
He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
Felt, Emotion, Deeply
The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things.
God, Thin, Wears
There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
Happiness, Peace, Joy