An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.

Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986) Anglo-American columnist, journalist, author
“Thoughts at Large,” column, Chicago Sun-Times

Earliest reference in Readers Digest (May 1979)
Added on 27-Nov-07 | Last updated 27-Nov-07
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