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Stephen Leacock

Data de nascimento: 30. Dezembro 1869
Data de falecimento: 28. Março 1944
Outros nomes: Stephen Butler Leacock

Stephen Butler Leacock foi um escritor e economista anglo-canadense.


„Há homens que se apaixonam pela covinha de um sorriso e se casam com a mulher inteira.“

„A publicidade pode ser descrita como a ciência de prender a inteligência humana o tempo suficiente para obter dinheiro com ela.“


„Detesto vendedores de seguros. Eles sempre argumentam que um dia eu vou morrer.“

„Nós a chamamos de economia política porque não é nem economia, nem política.“

„Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats.“

„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“

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


„Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself--it is the occurring which is difficult.“

„The writing of solid, instructive stuff fortified by facts and figures is easy enough. There is no trouble in writing a scientific treatise on the folk-lore of Central China, or a statistical enquiry into the declining population of Prince Edward Island. But to write something out of one's own mind, worth reading for its own sake, is an arduous contrivance only to be achieved in fortunate moments, few and far in between. Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.“ Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

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

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


„concealed from view a face so face-like in its appearance as to be positively facial.“ Nonsense Novels

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

„Many a man inlove with a dimple makes the mistake of marring the whole Girl“

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

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