Quotes by Sydney J. Harris

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice- that is, until we have stopped saying “It got lost,” and say, “I lost it.”
– Sydney J. Harris

Maturity begins when we’re content to feel we’re right about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.
– Sydney J. Harris

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
– Sydney J. Harris

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

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
– 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

Success is just a little more effort.
– Sydney J. Harris

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

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 J. Harris

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

This is the beauty of doing work you enjoy, so that while it is a chore in one respect, it is a pleasure in another.
– Sydney J. Harris

Sometimes the best, and only effective, way to kill an idea is to put it into practice.
– Sydney J. Harris

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

Courage comes in many forms.
– Sydney J. Harris

But if “beauty” is in the eye of the beholder, so is “obscenity”.
– Sydney J. Harris

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