Eric Hoffer Quotes

Eric Hoffer Quotes: Universities are an example of organizations dominated wholly by intellectuals; yet, outside pure science, they have not been an optimal milieu for the unfolding of creative talents. In neither art, music, literature, technology and social theory, nor planning have the Universities figured as originators or as seedbeds of new talents and energies.
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Eric Hoffer Quote: Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
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Quotes about 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.
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Quote about Eric Hoffer: When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of a protest. A society which gives unlimited freedom to the individual, more often than not attains a disconcerting sameness.
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Eric Hoffer Sayings: Actual creativeness is a matter of moments. One has to piece together the minute grains to make a lump. And it is so easy to miss the momentary flashes, it is like sluicing in placer mining. He who lets the flakes float by has nothing to show for his trouble.
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Eric Hoffer Saying: The individual's most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable hunger for action. For it is only the few who can acquire a sense of worth by developing and employing their capacities and talents. The majority prove their worth by keeping busy.
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Sayings about Eric Hoffer: The urge to escape our real self is also an urge to escape the rational and the obvious.
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Saying about Eric Hoffer: The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
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Eric Hoffer Quotes: A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.
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Eric Hoffer Quote: There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
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Quotes about Eric Hoffer: When the weak want to give an impression of strength they hint menacingly at their capacity for evil. It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
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Quote about Eric Hoffer: To find the cause of our ills in something outside ourselves, something specific that can be spotted and eliminated, is a diagnosis that cannot fail to appeal. To say that the cause of our troubles is not in us but in the Jews , and pass immediately to the extermination of the Jews, is a prescription likely to find a wide acceptance.
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Eric Hoffer Sayings: The ignorant are a reservoir of daring. It almost seems that those who have yet to discover the known are particularly equipped for dealing with the unknown. The unlearned have often rushed in where the learned feared to tread, and it is the credulous who are tempted to attempt the impossible. They know not whither they are going, and give chance a chance.
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Eric Hoffer Saying: The real
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Sayings about Eric Hoffer: Woe to him inside a non-conformist clique who does not conform to non-conformity.
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Saying about Eric Hoffer: It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
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Eric Hoffer Quotes: The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome.
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Eric Hoffer Quote: It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.
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