Eric Hoffer Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
compassion-alone-stands-apart-from-the-continuous-traffic-between-good-and-evil-proceeding-within-us
many-of-the-insights-of-the-saint-stem-from-their-experience-as-sinners
the-only-way-to-predict-the-future-is-to-have-power-to-shape-the-future
disappointment-is-a-sort-of-bankruptcy-the-bankruptcy-of-a-soul-that-expends-too-much-in-hope-and-expectation
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
creativity-is-the-ability-to-introduce-order-into-the-randomness-of-nature
it-is-by-its-promise-of-a-sense-of-power-that-evil-often-attracts-the-weak
someone-who-thinks-the-world-is-always-cheating-him-is-right-he-is-missing-that-wonderful-feeling-of-trust-in-someone-or-something
rudeness-is-the-weak-mans-imitation-of-strength
when-people-are-free-to-do-as-they-please-they-usually-imitate-each-other
successful-action-tends-to-become-an-end-in-itself
selfesteem-and-selfcontempt-have-specific-odors-they-can-be-smelled
what-greater-reassurance-can-the-weak-have-than-that-they-are-like-anyone-else
it-still-holds-true-that-man-is-most-uniquely-human-when-he-turns-obstacles-into-opportunities
but-i-hang-onto-my-prejudices-they-are-the-testicles-of-my-mind
it-is-the-awareness-of-unfulfilled-desires-which-gives-a-nation-the-feeling-that-it-has-a-mission-and-a-destiny
there-is-sublime-thieving-in-all-giving-someone-gives-us-all-he-has-and-we-are-his
people-who-bite-the-hand-that-feeds-them-usually-lick-the-boot-that-kicks-them
the-hardest-arithmetic-to-master-is-that-which-enables-us-to-count-our-blessings
when-cowardice-is-made-respectable-its-followers-are-without-number-both-from-among-the-weak-and-the-strong-it-easily-becomes-a-fashion
creativity-is-the-ability-to-introduce-order-into-the-randomness-of-natureeric-hoffer
creativity-is-discontent-translated-into-arts
every-new-adjustment-is-a-crisis-in-selfesteem
nationalist-pride-like-other-variants-of-pride-can-be-a-substitute-for-selfrespect
how-much-easier-is-selfsacrifice-than-selfrealization
it-is-a-sign-of-a-creeping-inner-death-when-we-no-longer-can-praise-the-living
death-has-but-one-terror-that-it-has-no-tomorrow
no-one-has-a-right-to-happiness
propaganda-does-not-deceive-people-it-merely-helps-them-to-deceive-themselves
a-heresy-can-spring-only-from-a-system-that-is-in-full-vigor
those-who-are-involved-in-the-development-of-people-are-doing-the-most-important-work-in-the-world-for-they-are-completing-gods-work
naivete-in-grownups-is-often-charming-but-when-coupled-with-vanity-it-is-indistinguishable-from-stupidity
you-can-discover-what-your-enemy-fears-most-by-observing-the-means-he-uses-to-frighten-you
compassion-is-the-antitoxin-of-the-soul-where-there-is-compassion-even-the-most-poisonous-impulses-remain-relatively-harmless
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
a-dissenting-minority-feels-free-only-when-it-can-impose-its-will-on-the-majority-what-it-abominates-most-is-the-dissent-of-the-majority
passionate-hatred-can-give-meaning-and-purpose-to-an-empty-life
the-nature-of-a-society-is-largely-determined-by-the-direction-in-which-talent-and-ambition-flow-by-the-tilt-of-the-social-landscapes
a-nation-without-dregs-and-malcontents-is-orderly-decent-peaceful-and-pleasant-but-perhaps-without-the-seed-of-things-to-come
when-you-automate-an-industry-you-modernize-it-when-you-automate-a-life-you-primitivize-it
it-sometimes-seems-that-intense-desire-creates-not-only-its-own-opportunities-but-its-own-talents
the-opposite-of-the-religious-fanatic-is-not-the-fanatical-atheist-but-the-gentle-cynic-who-cares-not-whether-there-is-a-god-or-not
wise-living-consists-perhaps-less-in-acquiring-good-habits-than-in-acquiring-as-few-habits-as-possible
in-the-shaping-of-a-life-chance-and-the-ability-to-respond-to-chance-are-everything
the-basic-test-of-freedom-is-perhaps-less-in-what-we-are-free-to-do-than-in-what-we-are-free-not-to-do
we-have-rudiments-of-reverence-for-the-human-body-but-we-consider-as-nothing-the-rape-of-the-human-mind
an-empty-head-is-not-really-empty-it-is-stuffed-with-rubbish-hence-difficulty-forcing-anything-into-empty-head
compassion-is-antitoxin-soul-eric-hoffer
a-mans-soul-is-pierced-as-it-were-with-holes-as-his-longings-flow-through-each-they-are-transmuted-into-something-specific-eric-hoffer
words-have-ruined-more-souls-than-any-devils-agency-eric-hoffer
spiritual-stagnation-ensues-when-mans-environment-becomes-unpredictable-when-his-inner-life-is-made-wholly-predictable-eric-hoffer
to-lose-ones-life-is-but-to-lose-present-clearly-to-lose-defiled-worthless-present-is-not-to-lose-much-eric-hoffer
we-often-use-strong-language-not-to-express-powerful-emotion-but-to-evoke-it-in-us-eric-hoffer
however-different-holy-causes-people-die-for-they-perhaps-die-basically-for-same-thing-eric-hoffer
first-something-is-great-idea-then-it-becomes-cause-then-it-becomes-business-finally-it-becomes-racket-eric-hoffer
we-cannot-win-weak-by-sharing-our-wealth-with-them-they-feel-our-generosity-as-oppression-eric-hoffer
add-few-drops-venom-to-half-truth-you-have-absolute-truth-eric-hoffer
the-majority-prove-their-worth-by-keeping-busy-a-busy-life-is-nearest-thing-to-purposeful-life-eric-hoffer
mans-chief-goal-in-life-is-still-to-become-stay-human-defend-his-achievements-against-encroachment-nature-eric-hoffer
a-soul-that-is-reluctant-to-share-does-not-as-rule-have-much-its-own-miserliness-is-here-symptom-meagerness-eric-hoffer
the-weakness-soul-is-proportionate-to-number-truths-that-must-be-kept-from-it-eric-hoffer
it-is-pull-opposite-poles-that-stretches-souls-and-only-stretched-souls-make-music-eric-hoffer