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Stephen Leacock

Data de nascimento: 30. Dezembro 1869
Data de falecimento: 28. Março 1944

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

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

—  Stephen Leacock

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
citado em "Canadian Quotations and Phrases: Literary and Historical‎" - Página 91, de Robert M. Hamilton - Publicado por McClelland and Stewart, 1952 - 272 páginas

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

—  Stephen Leacock

I detest life insurance agents; they always argue that I shall someday die, which is not so.
Fontes: Insurance up to Date (1910); Revista Caras http://www.caras.com.br, edição de 08 de Novembro de 2006.

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

—  Stephen Leacock

When Fellers Go Fishing http://books.google.com/books?id=I-kCAAAAMAAJ&q=%22It+is+to+be+observed+that+angling+is+the+name+given+to+fishing+by+people+who+can't+fish%22&pg=PA147#v=onepage, The Leacock Roundabout, (1945)

„My parents migrated to Canada in 1876, and I decided to go with them.“

—  Stephen Leacock, livro Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

On leaving England at age seven.
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912)