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Brief author info: Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986) English-born American newspaper columnist, writer, teacher.
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Real loneliness consists not in being alone, but in being with the wrong person, in the suffocating darkness of a room in which no deep communication is possible.
Maturity begins when you feel you are right about something without feeling the need to prove someone else wrong.
History repeats itself, but in such cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done.
We believe what we want to believe, what we like to believe, what suits our prejudices and fuels our passions.
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 have stopped saying "It got lost," and say, "I lost it."
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
People decline invitations when they are "indisposed" physically, and I wish they would do likewise when they feel indisposed emotionally. A person has no more right to attend a party with a head full of venom than with a throat full of virus.
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