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Stephen Leacock Quotes

Stephen Leacock Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Stephen Leacock
Type:
Economist
Nationality:
Canadian
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    A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    A sportsman is a man who every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    It may be those who do most, dream most. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    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_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram - that is, an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described, but which is equal to anything. Stephen_LeacockStephen Leacock
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    The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born. Stephen_Leacock/21.php">Stephen Leacock
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    There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit. Stephen_Leacock/22.php">Stephen Leacock
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    We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor. Stephen_Leacock/23.php">Stephen Leacock
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    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/24.php">Stephen Leacock
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    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/25.php">Stephen Leacock