"For all their current prestige, Osama bin Laden and the suicide bombers are still regarded in all but the most desperate districts of Gaza or Peshawar as romantics with little chance of more than symbolic victories, however bloody and brutal. That gives both the Middle East and the West a small and distant hope of security."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."James Buchan on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."James Buchan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."James Buchan on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."James Buchan on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."James Buchan on Dalai Lama
"Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age."
"There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation."
"Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness."
"Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required."
"Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion."