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A society that refuses to strive for superfluities is likely to end up lacking in necessities.


Eric Hoffer

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ERIC HOFFER
It is doubtful if the oppressed ever fight for freedom. They fight for pride and power- power to op...
ERIC HOFFER
Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do free...
ERIC HOFFER
Absolute power turns its possessors not into a God but an anti-God. For God turned clay into men, w...
ERIC HOFFER
Despair and misery are static factors. The dynamism of an uprising flows from hope and pride. Not ...
ERIC HOFFER
The great crimes of the twentieth century were committed not by money-grubbing capitalists but by de...
ERIC HOFFER
When we debunk a fanatical faith or prejudice, we do not strike at the root of fanaticism. We merel...
ERIC HOFFER
Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves.
ERIC HOFFER
In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. ...
ERIC HOFFER
Those of little faith are of little hatred.
ERIC HOFFER
Whoever originated the cliche that money is the root of all evil knew hardly anything about the natu...
ERIC HOFFER
Every era has a currency that buys souls. In some the currency is pride, in others it is hope, in s...
ERIC HOFFER
Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others
ERIC HOFFER
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equippe...
ERIC HOFFER
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possib...
ERIC HOFFER
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
ERIC HOFFER
It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites --opposi...
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No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need p...
ERIC HOFFER
The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in th...
ERIC HOFFER
There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
ERIC HOFFER
What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?
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Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing...
ERIC HOFFER
Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like ...
ERIC HOFFER
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and con...
ERIC HOFFER
Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of a...
ERIC HOFFER
Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the...
ERIC HOFFER
The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious vic...
ERIC HOFFER
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And w...
ERIC HOFFER
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.
ERIC HOFFER
We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meani...
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