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Stephen Leacock
It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy

Stephen Leacock
If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room next a dormitory and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.

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

Stephen Leacock
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

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

Stephen Leacock
He flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.

Stephen Leacock
It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.

Stephen Leacock
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.

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