Sydney J. Harris — American Journalist born on September 14, 1917, died on December 08, 1986

Sydney J. Harris was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and, later, the Chicago Sun-Times. He wrote 11 books and his weekday column, “Strictly Personal,” was syndicated in approximately 200 newspapers throughout the United States and Canada... (wikipedia)

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
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.
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.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

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