John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir

John
Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir
1875
1940

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The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.

He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.

Without humility there can be no humanity.

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

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

The best prayers have often more groans than words.

Without humility there can be no humanity.

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.

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

Religion is born when we accept the ultimate frustration of mere human effort, and at the same time realize the strength which comes from union with superhuman reality.

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown. But Joy is a positive thing; in Joy... something goes out from oneself to the universe, a warm, possessive effluence of love. There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make happiness.

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.

As we age, the mystery of Time more and more dominates the mind. We live less in the present, which no longer has the solidity that it had in youth; less in the future, for the future every day narrows its span. The abiding things lie in the past.

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

A positive thing; in Joy one does not only feel secure, but something goes out from one’s self to the universe, a warm, possessive effluence of love.

We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.

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First Name
John
Last Name
Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir
Birth Date
1875
Death Date
1940
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