27 Famous Stephen Leacock Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Stephen Leacock Quotes

Read and Share Famous Stephen Leacock Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These Stephen Leacock Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Stephen P. H Butler Leacock, FRSC was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world.

Motivating Stephen Leacock Quotes




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

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

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

Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn’t.

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.

He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.

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

I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.

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.

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

It is to be observed that ‘angling’ is the name given to fishing by people who can’t fish.

It may be those who do most, dream most.

Motivating Stephen Leacock Quotes

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.

It’s a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it.

It’s called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy.

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

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

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.

On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be two charges for the same thing.

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

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

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.

The Lord said ‘let there be wheat’ and Saskatchewan was born.

There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike – information and wit.

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears tonight, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor.




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