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Stephen Leacock
Stephen Leacock

A Canadian author, Stephen Leacock is best known for his bestseller, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town." Leacock achieved early success as a humorist, writing for several New York periodicals, but his interests in political science and economics led him to write "Elements of Political Science," which was the standard university textbook on the subject for the next 20 years. With the pub…

Date of Birth: December 30, 1869
Date of Death: March 28, 1944


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"It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish." Stephen Leacock
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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." Stephen Leacock
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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." Stephen Leacock
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"The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born." Stephen Leacock
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"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
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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." Stephen Leacock
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"It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy" Stephen Leacock
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"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." Stephen Leacock
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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" Stephen Leacock
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"I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so" Stephen Leacock
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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." Stephen Leacock
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"A 'Grand Old Man'. That means on our continent any one with snow white hair who has kept out of jail till eighty." Stephen Leacock
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"Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort." Stephen Leacock
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"The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine." Stephen Leacock
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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." Stephen Leacock
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"A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better." Stephen Leacock
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"There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit." Stephen Leacock
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"Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions" Stephen Leacock
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"Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't" Stephen Leacock
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"He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions." Stephen Leacock
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"Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets." Stephen Leacock
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