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It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives
by Eric Hoffer

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives
a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
- Eric Hoffer

It is when power is wedded to chronic fear
that it becomes formidable.
- Eric Hoffer

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
- Eric Hoffer

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right.
He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer

 

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

The game of history is usually played by the best and
the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
- Eric Hoffer

A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
- Eric Hoffer

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There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure.
The failure is a stranger in his own house.
- Eric Hoffer

The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number
of truths that must be kept from it.
- Eric Hoffer

It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no
longer praise the living.
- Eric Hoffer

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness,
and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding
of his capacities and talents.
- Eric Hoffer

We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the
things we are most vehement about.
- Eric Hoffer

There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves.
The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.
- Eric Hoffer

The individual who has to justify his existence by
his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
- Eric Hoffer

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us,
but our emptiness.
The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
- Eric Hoffer

Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.
- Eric Hoffer

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy
teaching us that they have no time left to learn.
- Eric Hoffer

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true;
they ruin our dreams.
- Eric Hoffer

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul:
where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses
remain relatively harmless.
- Eric Hoffer

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -
the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
- Eric Hoffer

We all have private ails.
The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.
- Eric Hoffer

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly
in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans.
America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
- Eric Hoffer

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
- Eric Hoffer

We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good.
We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
- Eric Hoffer

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
- Eric Hoffer

A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.
- Eric Hoffer

Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.
- Eric Hoffer

The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
- Eric Hoffer

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities.
But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates
not only its own opportunities,
but its own talents.
- Eric Hoffer

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky,
the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse.
We are drawn back to where we came from.
- Eric Hoffer

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother,
the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman,
the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
- Eric Hoffer

I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
- Eric Hoffer

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables
us to count our blessings.
- Eric Hoffer

We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from
the frying pan to the fire.
- Eric Hoffer

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
- Eric Hoffer

We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change.
Actually it is the other way around:
change prepares the ground for revolution.
- Eric Hoffer

A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly,
peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.
- Eric Hoffer

Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces,
but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.
- Eric Hoffer

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick
the boot that kicks them.
- Eric Hoffer

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
- Eric Hoffer

When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
- Eric Hoffer

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as
much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot
who wants to turn them into puppets.
- Eric Hoffer

Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers,
has a child to love.
- Eric Hoffer

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts.
It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
- Eric Hoffer

Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.
- Eric Hoffer

To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
- Eric Hoffer

We have rudiments of reverence for the human body,
but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind.
- Eric Hoffer

When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are
without number both from among the weak and the strong;
it easily becomes a fashion.
- Eric Hoffer

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action,
while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
- Eric Hoffer

Those in possession of absolute power can not only
prophesy and make their prophecies come true,
but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
- Eric Hoffer

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
- Eric Hoffer

Children are the keys of paradise.
- Eric Hoffer

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the
arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
- Eric Hoffer

Men weary as much of not doing the things they want
to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.
- Eric Hoffer

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.
The learned usually find themselves equipped to live
in a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
- Eric Hoffer

The world leans on us.
When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
- Eric Hoffer

When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors;
they can be smelled.
- Eric Hoffer

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
- Eric Hoffer

Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.
- Eric Hoffer

With some people solitariness is an escape not from
others but from themselves.
For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
- Eric Hoffer

Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic
between good and evil proceeding within us.
- Eric Hoffer

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
- Eric Hoffer

The beginning of thought is in disagreement -
not only with others but also with ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps
them to deceive themselves.
- Eric Hoffer

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the
ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action -
the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
- Eric Hoffer

We have perhaps a natural fear of ends.
We would rather be always on the way than arrive.
Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
- Eric Hoffer

Unpredictability, too, can become monotonous.
- Eric Hoffer


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