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Quotes by Sydney J. Harris - (14 quotes)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Acceptance category:

If you cannot endure to be thought in the wrong, you will begin to do terrible things to make the wrong appear right. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Authority category:

The founder of every creed from Jesus Christ to Karl Marx, would be appalled to return to earth and see what has been made of that creed, not by its enemies, but by its most devoted adherents. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Change category:

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to main the same but get better. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Character category:

If you want to know what a man's character is really like... ask him to tell you the living person he most admires – for hero worship is the truest index of a man's private nature. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Deception category:

Confidence, once lost or betrayed, can never be restored again to the same measure; and we learn too late in life that our acts of deception are irrevocable – they may be forgiven, but they cannot be forgotten by their victims. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Immortality category:

Why do so many people yearn for an eternal life when they don't even know what to do with themselves in this brief one? (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Life category:

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

Sydney J. Harris - From the Miracles category:

What the ordinary person means by a 'miracle' is some gross distortion or suspension of the laws of nature... but life itself strikes him as commonplace, when in truth a blade of grass or a neuron in the brain is a greater miracle... (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Perseverance category:

Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Philosophy category:

Any creed whose basic doctrines do not include respect for the creeds of others, is simply power politics masquerading as philosophy. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Possessions category:

We truly possess only what we are able to renounce; otherwise, we are simply possessed by our possessions. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Priorities category:

Western civilization has not yet learned the lesson that the energy we expend in 'getting things done' is less important than the moral strength it takes to decide what is worth doing and what is right to do. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Temperament category:

Character is something you forge for yourself; temperament is something you are born with and can only slightly modify. (Sydney J. Harris)

Sydney J. Harris - From the Windows category:

Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. (Sydney J. Harris)