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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.
John Buchan
Hope, Fishing, Series

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

The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.
John Buchan
Men, True, Rather

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
John Buchan
Time, Education, Great

Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
John Buchan
Life, Keep, Silent

We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
John Buchan
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.
John Buchan
Tell, Here, Earth

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
John Buchan
God, Heart, Soul

The best prayers have often more groans than words.
John Buchan
Best, Often, Words

Without humility there can be no humanity.
John Buchan
Humanity, Humility

Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.
John Buchan
Heart, Born, Bottom

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.
John Buchan
Peace, Fear, State

He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
John Buchan
Felt, Emotion, Deeply

The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things.
John Buchan
God, Thin, Wears

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
John Buchan
Happiness, Peace, Joy

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