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Sydney Harris Quotes and Sayings

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When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Related topics: Wisdom

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 Harris

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard',
I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?'
- Sydney Harris

 

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

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We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick for
something they never had,
and never will have.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

True hearts have eyes and ears, no tongues to speak;
they hear and see,
and sigh, and then they break.
- Edward Dyer

Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other,
reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
- Michael Crichton

Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers,
and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
- Kenneth Edmonds

When you hear music, after it's over,
it's gone, in the air.
You can never capture it again.
- Eric Dolphy

If someone is expressing everything I am feeling at the moment,
it's probably Jon Stewart.
I hear him and think, Yeah!
- Sandy Duncan

Where did you run today? Now there's a question you don't often hear.
- Joe Henderson

Members will hear me say repeatedly words are important;
deeds are a reality.
- Jon Corzine

Sometimes the band can't fully hear your fill,
so they come in differently.
So I've also learned not to really step out too much,
because you sacrifice the band when you do that.
- John Otto

Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set.
I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed
likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age.
- John Perry Barlow

Most modern stuff I hear kinda sucks,
someone should turn me onto something good,
fast!
- Jim Diamond

It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton,
the drummer I've been working with for the last 20 years.
He's the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing
at a restaurant in my hometown.
- Diana Krall

I think the biggest problem working with me would be that I'm an only child,
and so I have an internal dialogue that goes on that
I just assume you can hear.
- Maynard James Keenan

It isn't necessary to see a good tackle.
You can hear it.
- Knute Rockne

I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore,
and I know too much to go back and pretend.
- Helen Reddy

When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking,
I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.
- Sean Connery

They wanted to hear about the sex, of course.
But not the rest; no one wanted to hear the rest.
- Christine Keeler

Shirley MacLaine said, You're so funny,
then gave me a hug.
Everything went white.
I couldn't hear, I couldn't see.
I thought I was going to pass out.
- Lisa Kudrow

Women hear rhythm differently than men.
- Elvis Costello

I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this.
It seems to be the profession of a President simply
to hear other people talk.
- William Howard Taft

Every time I hear the name Joe Louis my nose starts to bleed.
- Tommy Farr


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