"Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Sydney J. Harris on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Sydney J. Harris on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Sydney J. Harris on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Sydney J. Harris on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Sydney J. Harris on Thomas Paine
"Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, 'Why not?' and the other, 'Why bother?'"
"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?"
"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."
"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."
"The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out communication is getting through."