John Buchan Quotes

Who is John Buchan?

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir was a British novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada.

Born August 26, 1875
Died February 11, 1940

Best Quotes by John Buchan

“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

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

John Buchan

“An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.”

John Buchan

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“I am in love and my sweetheart is Liberty. Be that heavenly nymph my companion, and these woods shall have charms beyond London and Paris in slavery. To have no proud monarch driving over me with his gilt coaches; nor his host of excise-men and tax-gatherers insulting and robbing me; but to be my own master, my own prince and sovereign, gloriously preserving my national dignity, and pursuing my true happiness; planting my vineyards, and eating their lucious fruits; and sowing my fields, and reaping the golden grain: and seeing millions of brothers all around me, equally free and happy as myself. This, sir, is what I long for.”


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