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Stephen Butler Leacock

I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall someday die, which is not so
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I am what is called a professor emeritus - from the Latin e, 'out', and meritus, 'so he ought to be'.
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There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.
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What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.
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Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
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The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
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The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him.'
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Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
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Lived 1869 - 1944, Canadian humorist

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