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

He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
Stephen B. Leacock

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Stephen B. Leacock

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

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

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
Stephen B. Leacock

It may be those who do most, dream most.
Stephen B. 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 B. Leacock

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
Stephen B. Leacock

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

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

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
Stephen B. 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 B. Leacock

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

Synopsis of Previous Chapters: There are no Previous Chapters.
Stephen B. Leacock

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

The Compleat Angler is acknowledged to be one of the world's books. Only the trouble is that the world doesn't read its books, it borrows a detective story instead.
Stephen B. 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 B. Leacock

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

Type:
Economist
Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
1944
Nationality:
Canadian
 

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