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Sydney J. Harris
(1917-1986) born on
Sep 14
US journalist, author. He wrote a syndicated column, "Strictly Personal," from 1944-86.
         
   
F
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.

R
The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.
A
Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
N
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.
K
Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
R: Publishers-Hall Syndicate.
A: In "Quote Disk 1,2,3," by DBUG, 1991.
N: In "Reader's Digest," May 1979.
K: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
   


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