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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