Stephen Leacock Quotes

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

Stephen Leacock

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

Stephen Leacock

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies

Stephen Leacock

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

In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages ... so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons, and American for conversation.

Stephen Leacock

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

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

Stephen Leacock

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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