Stephen Leacock Quotes

- Notable Stephen Leacock Quotes Index -

Born: December 30, 1869, Swanmore, Hampshire, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 28, 1944
Occupation: Author

1.
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

2.
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
- Stephen Leacock

3.
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.
- Stephen Leacock

4.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
- Stephen Leacock

5.
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

6.
It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy.
- Stephen Leacock

7.
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

8.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

9.
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.
- Stephen Leacock

10.
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

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