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Donald Creighton

1902 - 1979

Former Chair of History at the University of Toronto who won national and international acclaim for his literary works of Canadian history, twice winner of the Governor-General's Award and winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Nuffield Foundations, author of John A. MacDonald: The Young Politician, The Old Chieftan (1952/55) and other works


[Canada] Well, it is still a good place to live. But that's all Canada is - just a good place to live. Canadians have lost their destiny, you know.

quoted in Columbo's New Canadian Quotations by John Robert Columbo
We respect our ancestors' achievements by standing on their shoulders and seeing farther, not by crouching in their shadows and seeing less. Let's do something to inspire our own grandchildren. That's what the ancestors did.

Sep. 27, 1999 - from a column in the Globe and Mail, quoted in Famous Lasting Words by John Robert Columbo