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Stephen Leacock

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Stephen Butler Leacock, Ph.D , FRSC (December 30, 1869 – March 28, 1944) was a Canadian writer and economist.

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  • "Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."[1]    
Simple: We can say that advertising is the science of arresting the human mind for just enough time to get money from it.


  1. Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time. Laurence J. Peter. Bantam Books, New York NY, USA. 1977/1979.

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