57 Total Quotes

Sydney Harris Quotes

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

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist #Computers

Ninety percent 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.
Sydney Harris
#People

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

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.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist #Democracy

There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist #Education

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 Harris
#American Journalist #Action

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist

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 Harris
#American Journalist #Age And Aging

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."
Sydney Harris
#Adulthood

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sydney Harris
#Life #Quote of the Day #Motivational

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 Harris
#American Journalist

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist #Direction

Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest," but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
Sydney Harris
#Patriotic

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

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.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist #Beauty

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist #Enemies

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
Sydney Harris
#American Journalist