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Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock (December 30, 1869 March 28, 1944) was a British-Canadian writer and economist.
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I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Stephen Leacock

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Stephen Leacock

A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to go out and kill something.

Stephen Leacock

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.

Stephen Leacock

I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.

Stephen Leacock

Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.

Stephen Leacock

Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects.

Stephen Leacock

It may be that those who do most, dream most.

Stephen Leacock

It may be those who do most, dream most.

Stephen Leacock

Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel suits.

Stephen Leacock

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.

Stephen Leacock

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

Stephen Leacock

If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one, there would be little fault to find with it.

Stephen Leacock

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.

Stephen Leacock

The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him.'

Stephen Leacock

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

Stephen Leacock

What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.

Stephen Leacock

I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.

Stephen Leacock

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

Stephen Leacock

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.

Stephen Leacock

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

Stephen Leacock

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't.

Stephen Leacock

It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it.

Stephen Leacock

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.

Stephen Leacock

There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.

Stephen Leacock
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