Sydney J. Harris Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Sydney J. Harris quotes, Sydney J. Harris sayings, and Sydney J. Harris proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting. Sydney J. Harris
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, 'Why not?' and the other, 'Why bother? Sydney J. Harris
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. Sydney J. Harris
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
Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Sydney J. Harris
A winner rebukes and forgives. A loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive. Sydney J. Harris
Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, "You Only Live Once." Sydney J. Harris
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. Sydney J. Harris
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. Sydney J. Harris
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
At it's highest level, the purpose of teaching is not to teach it is to inspire the desire for learning. Once a student's mind is set on fire, it will find a way to provide its own fuel. Sydney J. Harris
A winner rebukes and forgives a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive. Sydney J. Harris
Genealogy: A perverse preoccupation of those who seek to demonstrate that their forebears were better people than they are. Sydney J. Harris