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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Politician
Nation: Scottish
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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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

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

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Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.

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To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.

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Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.

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

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

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

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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.

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Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.

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The best prayers have often more groans than words.

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The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things.

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

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Without humility there can be no humanity.

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