Eric Hoffer Quotes About Failure, Change, Frustration, Power

Eric Hoffer Quotes About Failure, Change, Frustration, Power

Eric Hoffer Quotes

Eric Hoffer Quotes:

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Eric Hoffer

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.

Eric Hoffer

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.

Eric Hoffer

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

Eric Hoffer

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.

Eric Hoffer

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.

Eric Hoffer

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

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

Eric Hoffer

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

Eric Hoffer

Children are the keys of paradise.

Eric Hoffer

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.

Eric Hoffer

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.

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

Eric Hoffer

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

Eric Hoffer

The greatest weariness comes from work not done.

Eric Hoffer

The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.

Eric Hoffer

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.

Eric Hoffer

Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.

Eric Hoffer

It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer

It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.

Eric Hoffer

You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.

Eric Hoffer

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Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.

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

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Eric Hoffer

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.

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

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

Eric Hoffer

A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.

Eric Hoffer

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

Eric Hoffer

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

Eric Hoffer

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.

Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

Eric Hoffer

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.

Eric Hoffer

Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.

Eric Hoffer

There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.

Eric Hoffer

The beginning of thought is in disagreement – not only with others but also with ourselves.

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.

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Who is Eric Hoffer?

Eric Hoffer was a moral and social philosopher from the United States. In February 1983, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his 10 publications.

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