Quotes by Stephen B. Leacock

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Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

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