Stephen Leacock Quotes

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It may be those who do most, dream most. -Stephen Leacock
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Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. -Stephen 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 Leacock
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I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -Stephen Leacock
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Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. -Stephen Leacock
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Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. -Stephen Leacock
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Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. -Stephen Leacock
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It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy. -Stephen Leacock
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Many a man in love with a dimple makes a mistake of marrying the whole girl -Stephen Leacock
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Newspapermen learn to call a murderer
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A sportsman is a man who every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something -Stephen Leacock
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The attempt to make the consumption of beer criminal is as silly and as futile as if you passed a law to send a man to jail for eating cucumber salad -Stephen Leacock
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There is no doubt that many things in life come to us...at backrounds so to speak. Happiness is one of them. -Stephen Leacock
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It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it. -Stephen 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 Leacock
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Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats. -Stephen Leacock
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I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so -Stephen Leacock
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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
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The great man... walks across his century and leaves the marks of his feet all over it, ripping out the dates on his goloshes as he passes. -Stephen Leacock
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Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets. -Stephen Leacock
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Humour in its highest reach mingles with pathos: it voices sorrow for our human lot and reconciliation with it. -Stephen Leacock
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A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something. -Stephen 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 Leacock
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The Victorians needed parody. Without it their literature would have been a rank and weedy growth, over-watered with tears. -Stephen Leacock
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Most people can tire of a lecture in fifteen minutes, clever people can do it in five, and sensible people don't go to lectures at all. -Stephen Leacock
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It was Einstein who made the real trouble. He announced in 1905 that there was no such thing as absolute rest. After that there never was. -Stephen Leacock
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When actors begin to think, it's time for a change. They are not fitted for it. -Stephen Leacock
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Being a specialist is one thing, getting a job is another. -Stephen 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 Leacock
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Newspapermen learn to call a murderer
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In point of morals, the average woman is, even for business, too crooked. -Stephen Leacock
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Humor may be defined as the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life, and the artistic expression thereof. -Stephen Leacock
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There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit -Stephen Leacock
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