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Stephen Leacock Quotes

Stephen Leacock
It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
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Stephen Leacock
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
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Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't
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#British

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He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
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Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
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On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing.
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In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
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#Quotes #Lies And Lying

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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.
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#Ideas

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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.
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The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.
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#America #Sorrow

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Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so
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#Christmas

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Newspapermen learn to call a murderer "an alleged murderer" and the King of England "the alleged King of England" to avoid libel suits.
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#England

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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.
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The general idea, of course, in any first-class laundry is to see that no shirt or collar ever comes back twice.
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#Class

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It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy
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#Economy

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A sportsman is a man who every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something
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#Man

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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.
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#Work #Quotes

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It may be those who do most, dream most.
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It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it
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#Heaven

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

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I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
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#Quotes #Hard Work

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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
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#Night

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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.
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