Quotes by Sydney J. Harris

  • When I hear somebody sigh that life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what?


    Life

  • Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.


    Democracy

  • A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.


    Cynicism