Sydney Harris Quotes

30 Sydney Harris quotes:

"Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?"
"The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong"."
"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."
"The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers."
"Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own."
"An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run."
"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better."
"Happiness is a direction, not a place."
"Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference."
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"Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught."
"Somebody who never got over the embarrassing fact that he was born in bed with a lady."
"Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men."
"Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance."
"When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?'"
"The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones."
"Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there."
"The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure."
"The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face."
"Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
"There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site."

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