— “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”
—“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
— “The three hardest things in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, ‘I was wrong.’”
— “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— “When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself. The amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.”
— “Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.”
— “Superior people are only those who let it be discovered by others; the need to make it evident forfeits the very virtue they aspire to.”
Sydney J. Harris was a superior person. I’m glad I got to know him … in Danville, on the editorial page.
Danville native Kevin Cullen is a former Commercial-News reporter. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.