Stephen Butler Leacock, Ph.D , FRSC was a Canadian writer and economist.
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“It may be those who do most, dream most.”
“It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it”
“Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.”
“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”
“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.”
“A 'Grand Old Man'. That means on our continent any one with snow white hair who has kept out of jail till eighty.”
“Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.”
“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.”
“The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.”
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