Stephen Leacock Quotes

18 Stephen Leacock quotes:

"Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
"A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better."
"Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect."
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"Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl."
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"Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica."
"The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America."
"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."
"It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish."
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"Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so"
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"The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine."
"Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself -- it is the occurring which is difficult."
Author: Leacock Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort."
"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
"It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it"
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"The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram - that is, an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described, but which is equal to anything."
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"If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one, there would be little fault to find with it."
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"In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies."

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