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When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'

Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?

Sydney Harris

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

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