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Stephen B. Leacock Quotes

(1869-1944), Canadian Humorist, Economist

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

Category: Advertising

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

Category: Books And Reading

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

Category: Dishonesty

It may be those who do most, dream most.

Category: Dreams

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.

Category: Enjoyment

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

Category: Exasperation

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.

Category: Horses

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

Category: Insurance Agents

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

Category: Life And Living

I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have.

Category: Luck

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

Category: Marriage

The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.

Category: Sorrow