Stephen Leacock — Canadian Economist born on December 30, 1869, died on March 28, 1944

Stephen P. H Butler Leacock, FRSC was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. Between the years 1910 and 1925, he was the most widely read English-speaking author in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour... (wikipedia)

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.