Sydney J. Harris

1917 - 1986

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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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on regret and time

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on adulthood and losing

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 stop saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on life and temptation

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

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on beginning, conscience, and evil

Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a "necessary evil," it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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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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