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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 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."
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.
We believe what we want to believe, what we like to believe, what suits our prejudices and fuels our passions.
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
All our efforts to attain immortality-by statesmanship, by conquest, by science or the arts-are equally vain in the long run, because the long run is longer than any of us can imagine.
A 'penchant for telling the truth' can cripple a candidates chances faster than being caught in flagrante delicto with the governor's wife.
Just about the only interruption we don't object to is applause.
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