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John Buchan
(1875-1940) born on
Aug 26
Scottish author, government official. His adventure novels include the classic "Thirty-Nine Steps," 1915.
         
   
F
Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.

R
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
A
We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
N
'What would you call the highest happiness?' Wratislaw was asked. 'The sense of competence,' was the answer, given without hesitation.
K
The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Leithen, in "The Power-House," ch. 2, 1916.
R: "Reader's Digest," 1 Jul 1978.
A: In "The Harper Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1993.
N: In "The Harper Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1993.
K: "The Wise Years."
   


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