Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

The quote has been attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, 19th century British Prime Minister.

And here I was this morning I watching a ChannelNews Asia interview of John Francis – someone who basically ceased speaking for 17 years; and travelled on foot for 22 years.

Thus he spoke, with his actions on behalf of environmental stewardship. He verbalised his message through his very life. It was not easy. (Perhaps one in a long list of understatements in this world.)

That is more education and leadership, moral courage, and humility than has been said or taught.


His interview this morning (based what I recall) was consistent with his earlier audio recording found below.

John Francis. (no date). Explorers Bio. National Geographic.

[Audio Recording] John Francis: Planetwalker. (7 Dec 2009). Life Matters. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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