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Stephen Leacock quotes: It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it. It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it.
Stephen Leacock quotes: There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit. There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.
Stephen Leacock quotes: A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better. A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Many a man inlove with a dimple makes the mistake of marring the whole Girl Many a man inlove with a dimple makes the mistake of marring the whole Girl
Stephen Leacock quotes: Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour. Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour.
Stephen Leacock quotes: I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it
Stephen Leacock quotes: Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itselfit is the occurring which is difficult. 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.
Stephen Leacock quotes: It is difficult to be funny and great at the same time. Aristophanes and Moliere and Mark Twain must sit below Aristotle and Bossuet and Emerson. It is difficult to be funny and great at the same time. Aristophanes and Moliere and Mark Twain must sit below Aristotle and Bossuet and Emerson.
Stephen Leacock quotes: It may be those who do most, dream most. It may be those who do most, dream most.
Stephen Leacock quotes: In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies. In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
Stephen Leacock quotes: It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish. It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Humor may be defined as the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life, and the artistic expression thereof. Humor may be defined as the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life, and the artistic expression thereof.
Stephen Leacock quotes: It was Einstein who made the real trouble. He announced in 1905 that there was no such thing as absolute rest. After that there never was. It was Einstein who made the real trouble. He announced in 1905 that there was no such thing as absolute rest. After that there never was.
Stephen Leacock quotes: 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 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.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Professors of theory merely hold post-mortems. Professors of theory merely hold post-mortems.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born. The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born.
Stephen Leacock quotes: broke into a blaze of effulgence. broke into a blaze of effulgence.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The Victorians needed parody. Without it their literature would have been a rank and weedy growth, over-watered with tears. The Victorians needed parody. Without it their literature would have been a rank and weedy growth, over-watered with tears.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America. The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.
Stephen Leacock quotes: 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. 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.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Too much has been said of the heroes of history-the strong men, the troublesome men; too little of the amiable, the kindly, the tolerant. Too much has been said of the heroes of history-the strong men, the troublesome men; too little of the amiable, the kindly, the tolerant.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Most people can tire of a lecture in fifteen minutes, clever people can do it in five, and sensible people don't go to lectures at all. Most people can tire of a lecture in fifteen minutes, clever people can do it in five, and sensible people don't go to lectures at all.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats. Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
Stephen Leacock quotes: A silk dress in four sections, and shoes with high heels that would have broken the heart of John Calvin. A silk dress in four sections, and shoes with high heels that would have broken the heart of John Calvin.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Humour in its highest reach mingles with pathos: it voices sorrow for our human lot and reconciliation with it. Humour in its highest reach mingles with pathos: it voices sorrow for our human lot and reconciliation with it.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him. The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him.
Stephen Leacock quotes: To write well it is first necessary to have something to say. To write well it is first necessary to have something to say.
Stephen Leacock quotes: In point of morals, the average woman is, even for business, too crooked. In point of morals, the average woman is, even for business, too crooked.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Surely if we all try hard, we can all lift ourselves up high above the average. It looks a little difficult mathematically, but that's nothing. Surely if we all try hard, we can all lift ourselves up high above the average. It looks a little difficult mathematically, but that's nothing.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The great man ... walks across his century and leaves the marks of his feet all over it, ripping out the dates on his goloshes as he passes. The great man ... walks across his century and leaves the marks of his feet all over it, ripping out the dates on his goloshes as he passes.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Indeed I have always found that the only thing in regard to Toronto which faraway people know for certain is that McGill University is in it. Indeed I have always found that the only thing in regard to Toronto which faraway people know for certain is that McGill University is in it.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't. Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't.
Stephen Leacock quotes: 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. 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.
Stephen Leacock quotes: The minute a man is convinced he is interesting, he isn't. The minute a man is convinced he is interesting, he isn't.
Stephen Leacock quotes: 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 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 salad.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets. Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
Stephen Leacock quotes: About the only good thing you can say about old age is, it's better than being dead! About the only good thing you can say about old age is, it's better than being dead!
Stephen Leacock quotes: A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to go out and kill something. A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to go out and kill something.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Being a specialist is one thing, getting a job is another. Being a specialist is one thing, getting a job is another.
Stephen Leacock quotes: On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing. On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing.
Stephen Leacock quotes: Education that stops with school stops where it is beginning. Education that stops with school stops where it is beginning.
Stephen Leacock quotes: When actors begin to think, it's time for a change. They are not fitted for it. When actors begin to think, it's time for a change. They are not fitted for it.