Sydney Harris Quotes

The principal difference between love and hate is that love is a irradiation, and hate is a concentration. Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the object of its hatred.
Sydney J. Harris (b. 1917), British-born U.S. journalist, reviewer. "Love and Its Loveless Counterfeits," Strictly Personal, Regnery (1953).
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Sydney J. Harris (b. 1917), U.S. journalist. On the Contrary, ch. 7 (1962).
People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.
Sydney J. Harris (b. 1917), U.S. journalist. On the Contrary, ch. 7 (1962).