Facts about John Buchan

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John Buchan was a famous Politician from Scotland, who lived between August 26, 1875 and February 11, 1940. He/she became 64 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Buchan (15)


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"The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them"
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"Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences"
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"There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness"
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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"
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"Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown"
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"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"
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"Without humility there can be no humanity"
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"To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education"
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"Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God"
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"Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective"
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"We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves"
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"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there"
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"He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply"
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"The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things"
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"The best prayers have often more groans than words"


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