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

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