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Sometimes the best, and only effective, way to kill an idea is to put it into practice.
  — Sydney J. Harris
[Actually, we’ve been trying / practicing “Trickle-Down Economics” for over 40 years and it has still not worked.  Does that mean it will be “killed” sometime soon?  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 A Fist Full Of Confusion
2012 Teaching Faith
2011 The Heart Of Terror
The Proportion Of Gravity And Probability

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The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things.  Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
  —  Sydney J. Harris
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On This Day In:
2012 Egotist, n.
2011 Good And Bad

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Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
  —  Sydney J. Harris
[For those of you who are unaware – and I suspect most of you are – today marks the 4th anniversary of my blog!  Thanks for stopping by.  Come again soon, our best days are still ahead…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Happy 3rd Anniversary
2011 Is America Safe Tonight?
2009 Hello world! (See how it all began…)

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The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
 
—  Sydney J. Harris
 
[When the light is brighter on the inside than the outside, a window can serve as a mirror and a window.  See yourself while letting your light remove the darkness around you.  Then you need never fear the dark.  —  KMAB]
 
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On This Day In:
2012 Stumblin’ Along My Way
  We’re Proud Of You, Jr!
  Union Card
  Two Philosophies
2011 Simply Unpredictable
   
   

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Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
 

―- Alvin Toffler
From his book: “Future Shock
 

My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
 

— Frank Zappa
 

The beauty of “spacing” children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones – which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
 

— Sydney J. Harris
 

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The three hardest tasks 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”.
 

— Sydney J. Harris
 

 
 

 

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[Two thoughts on today’s Inaugural celebrations…]
 

This not a day of triumph; it is a day of dedication.  Here muster not the forces of party, but the forces of Humanity…  I summon all honest men, all patriotic, all forward-looking men to my side.  God helping me, I will not fail them, if they will but counsel and sustain me!
 

—  Woodrow Wilson
from his 1st Inaugural Address
 

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

—  Sydney J. Harris
 

[To the former: I stand at your side, Mr. President.  To the latter: ask me again in Nov. 2014 and then again about a year after that…  Until then, God Bless you, Mr. President and God Bless the United States of America!  —  KMAB]

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