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Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
by Stephen Leacock

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

Related topics: Trust

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

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

 

There are two things in ordinary conversation which
ordinary people dislike -
information and wit.
- Stephen Leacock

It may be those who do most, dream most.
- Stephen Leacock

The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram -
that is,
an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described,
but which is equal to anything.
- Stephen Leacock

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If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one,
there would be little fault to find with it.
- Stephen Leacock

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you.
The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
- Stephen Leacock

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night,
we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one
who will laugh at the professor.
- Stephen Leacock

He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon
his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
- Stephen Leacock

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given
to fishing by people who can't fish.
- Stephen Leacock

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
- Stephen Leacock

Life, we learn too late, is in the living,
the tissue of every day and hour.
- Stephen Leacock

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

A sportsman is a man who every now and then,
simply has to get out and kill something.
- Stephen Leacock

On the same bill and on the same side of it there should
not be two charges for the same thing.
- Stephen Leacock

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

Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
- Stephen Leacock

I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die,
which is not so.
- Stephen Leacock

The classics are only primitive literature.
They belong to the same class as primitive machinery
and primitive music and primitive medicine.
- Stephen Leacock

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

It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it.
- 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

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing,
except Wales, which doesn't.
- Stephen Leacock

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.
- Stephen Leacock

Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that
we first make believe a thing is so,
and lo, it presently turns out to be so.
- Stephen Leacock

The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born.
- 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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau


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