Eric Hoffer

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Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer

Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives, stimulants, poisons, opiates, perfumes and stenches.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.More Eric Hoffer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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