Sydney J. Harris

1917 - 1986

A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on arrogance, discovery, ideas, and justice

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 (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on ability, life, people, and world

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 (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on achievement, failure, and risk

All significant achievement comes from daring, from experiment, from the willingness to risk failure.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on anger and power

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

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on departure and satisfaction

Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Field Newspaper Syndicate

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris

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

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on belief, change, christianity, judaism, men, practicality, religion, and spirituality

Christianity is not a "spiritual" religion, like some religions of the east. It is an intensely "practical" religion, having its moral roots in the practicality of judaism. It was not designed to change the way men think or believe as much as to change the way they act.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Newspaper clipping, 1966, Albert W. Daw Collection

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