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

About Sydney J. Harris

Sydney J. Harris (September 14, 1917 – December 7, 1986) was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and, later, the Chicago Sun-Times. He wrote 11 books and his weekday column, "Strictly Personal", was syndicated in approximately 200 newspapers throughout the United States and Canada. He also wrote an aperiodic feature called "Things I Learned En Route to Looking Up Other Things."

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