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Sydney J Harris Quotes

Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
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Being yourself is not remaining where you are, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, his is also one who is permanently disappointed in the future  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) Maturity begins when we’re content to feel we’re right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) Many married couples separate because they quarrel incessantly, but just as many separate because they were never honest enough or courageous enough to quarrel when they should have  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) Making out an invitation list for a party brings out the worst in everyone. It is then that our most ruthless estimates of the people we know come into play  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The art of listening needs its highest development in listening to oneself; our most important task is to develop an ear that can really hear what we’re saying  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The severest test of character is not so much the ability to keep a secret as it is, when the secret is finally out, to refrain from disclosing that you knew it all along  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The greatest educational dogma is also its greatest fallacy: the belief that what must be learned can necessarily be taught  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) When a baseball player makes an error, it goes into the record and is published. How many of us could stand this sort of daily scrutiny?  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The best combination of parents consists of a father who is gentle beneath his firmness, and a mother who is firm beneath her gentleness  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) It may be true that the weak will always be driven to the wall; but it is the task of a just society to see that the wall is climbable  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) Real loneliness consists not in being alone, but in being with the wrong person, in the suffocating darkness of a room in which no deep communication is possible  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) 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 Quotes) 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 Quotes) The loner may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) Character is something you forge for yourself; temperament is something you are born with and can only slightly modify  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The reason that truth is stranger than fiction is that fiction has to have a rational thread running through it in order to be believable, whereas reality may be totally irrational  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) Genealogy: A perverse preoccupation of those who seek to demonstrate that their forebears were better people than they are  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) The principal difference between love and hate is that love is a irradiation, and hate is a concentration. Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the object of its hatred  (Sydney J 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?’  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) 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 Quotes) 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 Quotes) Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) 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 Quotes) This is a lesson mankind has not yet learned. We identify, and stratify, and treat persons largely on the basis of their accidental (physical) characteristics, which have no deeper meaning  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) It is not only useless, it is harmful, to believe in oneself until one truly knows oneself. And to know oneself means to accept our moments of insanity, of eccentricity, of childishness and blindness  (Sydney J Harris Quotes) 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 Quotes) 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 Quotes) As the horsepower in modern automobiles steadily rises, the congestion of traffic steadily lowers the average possible speed of your car. This is known as Progress  (Sydney J Harris Quotes)
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