Stephen Leacock

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Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.More Stephen Leacock [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.More Stephen Leacock [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.More Stephen Leacock [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Newspapermen learn to call a murderer "an alleged murderer" and the King of England "the alleged King of England" to avoid libel suits.More Stephen Leacock [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor.More Stephen Leacock [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:31]
Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:49]
Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:56]
Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:01]
He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:07]
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:14]
It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:53]
It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:07]
On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:59]
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:02]
There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:11]
We think of the noble object for which the professor appears tonight, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:16]
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.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:21]
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.More Stephen Leacock [07/18/2011 02:07:26]
Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.More Stephen Leacock [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
the attempt to make the consumption of beer criminal is as silly and as futile as if you passed a law to send a man to jail for eating cucumber saladMore Stephen Leacock [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.More Stephen Leacock [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.More Stephen Leacock [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room; next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.More Stephen Leacock [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It may be those who do most, dream most.More Stephen Leacock [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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