Stephen Leacock
FameRank: 6

"Stephen P. H Butler Leacock", Royal Society of Canada/FRSC was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. Between the years 1910 and 1925, he was the most widely read English-speaking author in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous economists! More Stephen Leacock on Wikipedia.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.

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

Summer: 'Yeah, got 10 bucks.'Seth: 'What are you doing?'Summer: I' know you're afraid, Cohen.'Seth: 'Yeah, that you're going to fall, don't go up there.'Summer: 'What your break-up is missing is a key ingredent. The only ingredient, really.'Seth: 'Which is?'Summer: 'That you don't love me anymore.'Seth: 'Summer...'Summer: 'Look, I love you this much, and I w.

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.

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

It may be that those who do most, dream most.

Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects.

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