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Eric Hoffer

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

— Eric Hoffer

#disappointment #expectation #hope #much #sort

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

— Eric Hoffer

#weakness #state

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

— Eric Hoffer

#learning #beauty

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

#talent #inspirational

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

— Eric Hoffer

#movements #philosophy #politics #business

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.

— Eric Hoffer


Anger is the prelude to courage.

— Eric Hoffer

#courage #anger

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.

— Eric Hoffer


Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

— Eric Hoffer


It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.

— Eric Hoffer

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About Eric Hoffer

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Certainly Europe had undergone a similar destruction of tradition but it had occurred centuries earlier at the end of the Medieval period and produced better results thanks to different circumstances. " He saw these puberty rites as essential for self-esteem and noted that mass movements and juvenile mindsets tend to go together to the point that anyone no matter what age who joins a mass movement immediately begins to exhibit juvenile behavior. Consequently self-loathing produces explosive effects that cannot be mitigated through social engineering schemes such as programs of wealth redistribution.

In 2001 the Eric Hoffer Award was establiEric Hofferd in his honor with permission granted by the Eric Hoffer Estate in 2005. His first book The True Believer publiEric Hofferd in 1951 was widely recognized as a classic receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Change was his finest work.

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