Eric Hoffer

1902 - 1983

A Quote by Eric Hoffer

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on love, community, tolerance, forgiveness, and sacrifice

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on power, corruption, weakness, and wealth

It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts.  Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.  Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from their sense of inadequacy and impotence. We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on change, learners, knowers, and eric hoffer

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

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on failure and freedom

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on belief, credulity, flattery, and power

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.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on desires, opportunity, and talent

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 (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on failure and freedom

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on future and power

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

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on experience and saints

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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