Stephen Butler Leacock, Ph.D , FRSC was a Canadian writer and economist.
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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.”
“The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born.”
“A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.”
“On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing.”
“`A', whispered C, `I think I'm going fast.' `How fast do you think you'll go, old man?' murmured A. `I don't know,' said C, `but I'm going at any rate.'”
“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.”
“Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect”
“The Compleat Angler is acknowledged to be one of the world's books. Only the trouble is that the world doesn't read its books, it borrows a detective story instead.”
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