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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 
Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.  Stephen Leacock 
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  Stephen Leacock 
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 
Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.  Stephen Harper 
The nature of our constitution is that everyone is supposed to be able to do their own thing in their own area of jurisdiction.  Stephen Harper 
The government will join, notwithstanding its failure to prepare, its neglect in co-operating with its allies, or its inability to contribute. In the end it will join out of the necessity created by a pattern of uncertainty and indecision. It will not join as a leader but unnoticed at the back of the parade.  Stephen Harper 
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.  Saul Bellow 
What is art but a way of seeing?  Saul Bellow 
A man is only as good as what he loves.  Saul Bellow 
People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.  Saul Bellow 
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.  Saul Bellow 
I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, "To hell with you."  Saul Bellow 
We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next.  Saul Bellow 
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.  Saul Bellow 
Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.  Saul Bellow