Sir John Buchan Quotes

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Without humility there can be no humanity.
— Sir John Buchan
To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.


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

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Happiness lies only in a divine unrest; and if you are lapped in comfort you stagnate and miss it.


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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I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
— Sir John Buchan

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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.


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.