Famous Quotes from ...

Sydney J. Harris



    Happiness is a direction, not a place.

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    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.

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

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    The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

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    Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.

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

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

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    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".

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    The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.

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    The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.

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