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 :: 1869-1944, Canadian Humorist, Economist

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

 

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I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have.
~ Stephen B. Leacock - [Luck]

 

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

 

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It may be those who do most, dream most.
~ Stephen B. Leacock - [Dreams]

 

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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 B. Leacock - [Horses]

 

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

 

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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 - [Exasperation]

 

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Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
~ Stephen B. Leacock - [Marriage]

 

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

 

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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 B. Leacock - [Books and Reading]

 

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The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.
~ Stephen B. Leacock - [Sorrow]

 

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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 B. Leacock - [Enjoyment]

 

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