Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

Quotes: Stephen Leacock

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    Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
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    I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have.
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    I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
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    It may be those who do most, dream most.
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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.
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    Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
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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.
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    Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
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    Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
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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.
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    The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.
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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.
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