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In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is usually embraced with vehemence and extremism, for we have to convince ourselves that what we took as second choice is the best there ever was. Thus blind faith is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves; insatiable desire a substitute for hope; accumulation a substitute for growth; fervent hustling a substitute for purposeful action; and pride a substitute for an unattainable self-respect.


Eric Hoffer

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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...
ERIC HOFFER