Stephen Leacock

Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)

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A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to go out and kill something.Rate it:
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.Rate it:
Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.Rate it:
I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have.Rate it:
I detest life-insurance agents they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.Rate it:
I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.Rate it:
I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.Rate it:
It may be those who do most, dream most.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Lord Ronald said nothing he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.Rate it:
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.Rate it:
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.Rate it:
Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel suits.Rate it:
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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