Today is the birthday of John Buchan (August 26, 1875 – February 11, 1940), diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet, and novelist. In his writing career, he is best known for his 27th book, The Thirty-nine Steps (1915).
"The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them." - John Buchan
"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." - 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
"We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves." - John Buchan
"An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support." - John Buchan
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Fireside Cats: 1955 - Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and the youngsters last seen here. The Buick is out of the picture, replaced by a battleship and a cat; clothes and hair hav...
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