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I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.  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 
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.  Stephen Leacock 
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.  Stephen Leacock 
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.  Stephen Leacock 
It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.   Stockwell Day  
Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives are right and the liberals are wrong.   Stockwell Day  
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations, its cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.  Stuart Keate  
Take off eh!  The Mackenzie Brothers 
Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right, instantly.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one: the stolen, or the mutual one: the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is disease.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
Innocence is always unsuspicious.  Thomas C. Haliburton 
I think we are globally minded .... we've learned how to play the game and observe everything. Americans don't do that ... the English and the Americans tend to be insular.  Tom Cochrane 
Many Canadian nationalists harbour the bizarre fear that should we ever reject royalty, we would instantly mutate into Americans, as though the Canadian sense of self is so frail and delicate a bud, that the only thing stopping it from being swallowed whole by the US is an English lady in a funny hat.  Will Ferguson 
With or without the Royals, we are not Americans. Nor are we British. Or French. Or Void. We are something else. And the sooner we define this, the better.   Will Ferguson  
The romantic life of each colony also has a special flavour - Australian rhyme is a poetry of the horse; Canadian, of the canoe.   William Douw Lighthall 




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