Stephen Butler Leacock

1869 - 1944

A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock

The minute a man is convinced he is interesting, he isn't.

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on advertising, intelligence, money, and science

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

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on horses

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

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on day, learning, and life

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

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on argument, day, death, and life

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

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on luck and work

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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 Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

Source: see Thomas Jefferson

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on effort, endings, fighting, growth, past, people, struggle, and victory

How can you shorten the subject? That stern struggle with the multiplication table, for many people not yet ended in victory, how can you make it less? Square root, as obdurate as a hardwood stump in a pasturenothing but years of effort can extract it. You can't hurry the process. Or pass from arithmetic to algebra; you can't shoulder your way past quadratic equations or ripple through the binomial theorem. Instead, the other way; your feet are impeded in the tangled growth, your pace slackens, you sink and fall somewhere near the binomial theorem with the calculus in sight on the horizon. So died, for each of us, still bravely fighting, our mathematical training; except for a set of people called "mathematicians" -- born so, like crooks.

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on advertising, intelligence, money, and science

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

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on dreams

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

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

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