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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
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is the one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
—  Sydney J. Harris
The main discomfort in being a middle-of-the-roader is that you get sideswiped by partisans going in both directions.
—  Sydney J. Harris
Skepticism is not an end in itself; it is a tool for the discovery of truths.
—  Sydney J. Harris
It may be true that the weak will always be driven to the wall; but it is the task of a just society to see that the wall is climbable.
—  Sydney J. Harris
A university is not, primarily, a place in which to learn how to make a living; it is a place in which to learn how to be more fully a human being, how to draw upon one's resources, how to discipline the mind and expand the imagination; how to make some sense out of the big world we will shortly be thrown into.
—  Sydney J. Harris
Those who imagine that the world is against them have generally conspired to make it true.
—  Sydney J. Harris
The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us.
—  Sydney J. Harris
Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong.
—  Sydney J. Harris
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
—  Sydney J. Harris
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
—  Sydney J. Harris
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.
—  Sydney J. Harris
Making out an invitation list for a party brings out the worst in everyone. It is then that our most ruthless estimates of the people we know come into play.
—  Sydney J. Harris
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
—  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
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
There's no point in burying the hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.
—  Sydney J. Harris

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