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The lusts of the flesh can be gratified anywhere; it is not this sort of licence that distinguishes New York. It is, rather, a lust of the total ego for recognition, even for eminence. More than elsewhere, everybody here wants to be Somebody.
- Sydney J. Harris | America and Americans Quotes
The true test of independent judgement is being able to dislike someone who admires us.
- Sydney J. Harris | Praise and Flattery Quotes
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
- Sydney J. Harris | Words and Language Quotes
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 | Regrets Quotes
There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.
- Sydney J. Harris | Forgiveness Quotes
People who won't help others in trouble "because they got into trouble through their own fault" would probably not throw a lifeline to a drowning man until they learned whether he fell in through his own fault or not.
- Sydney J. Harris | Helping Other People Quotes
Ninety percent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves.
- Sydney J. Harris | Self-Knowledge Quotes
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."
- Sydney J. Harris | Self-Reliance Quotes
Many persons of high intelligence have notoriously poor judgement.
- Sydney J. Harris | Decisions Quotes
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say, "I lost it."
- Sydney J. Harris | Failures and Mistakes Quotes


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