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Sydney J. Harris Quotes

Enjoy these famous inspirational Sydney J. Harris quotes. Born in 1917 this American Journalist died in 1986. But, his words still inspire today.

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney J. Harris

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Sydney J. Harris

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney J. Harris

Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.
Sydney J. Harris

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard", I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sydney J. Harris

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem, but the perpetual human predicament is that the answer soon poses its own problems.
Sydney J. Harris

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Sydney J. Harris

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".
Sydney J. Harris

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.
Sydney J. Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
Sydney J. Harris

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.
Sydney J. Harris

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?"
Sydney J. Harris

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris

People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.
Sydney J. Harris

The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.
Sydney J. Harris

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