Eric hoffer Quotes

“A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth ...

“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
📅︎ Sep 24
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"You can never get enough...

"You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy." ~ Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Nov 25
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"You can discover what your enemy...

"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you." — Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jan 21
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"It is easier to love humanity ...

"It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one of your neighbor heartly " - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Dec 04
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“Every great cause begins as a movement,...

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” —Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
📅︎ Jan 17
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“Someone who thinks the world is always cheatin...

“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.” - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Dec 23
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"Rudeness is the we...

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jun 19
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"The hardest arithmetic to mas...

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." -- Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jul 27
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"Absolute faith corrup...

"Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power." — Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Oct 19
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"An empty head is not really empty; it is st...

"An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head." -- Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jun 29
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A man is likely to mind ...

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. —Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jun 16
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“Every great cause begins as a movement, ...

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” -- Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
📅︎ Oct 16
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"When people are free to do ...

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other." — Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Mar 08
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"To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth...

"To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats — we know it not." —Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
📅︎ Dec 20
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"You can discover what your enemy...

"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you." — Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Nov 08
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The search for happiness...

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jan 31
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"Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the e...

"Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jul 20
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A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth m...

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
📅︎ May 08
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"The hardest arithmetic to mas...

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jun 14
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"...everyone expects the Je...

"...everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world" - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Aug 27
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“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, whi...

“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
📅︎ Feb 21
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“Someone who thinks the world is always cheati...

“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.” Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jan 24
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You can discover what your enemy...

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Dec 07
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"Someone who thinks the world is always cheatin...

"Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jul 20
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"Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shov...

"Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by his fears, beckoned by his hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting." ~Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Nov 06
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“How frighteningly few are the persons...

“How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.” ― Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jun 13
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“People who bite the hand that...

“People who bite the hand that feeds them, usually lick the boot that kicks them.” ― Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Mar 02
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Every great cause begins as a moveme...

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket. - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Nov 21
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"A man's worth is what ...

"A man's worth is what he is divided by what he thinks he is." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Sep 04
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"Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy-...

"Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation" - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Oct 02
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"You can never get enough...

"You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy" - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Apr 18
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"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, wh...

"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
📅︎ Jul 19
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"In times of change learners inherit the earth; whil...

"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
📅︎ Mar 10
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“Someone who thinks the world is always cheatin...

“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.” - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Dec 01
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In times of change learners inherit the earth; whi...

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
📅︎ Jul 14
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“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, wh...

“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
📅︎ Mar 02
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"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, wh...

"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
📅︎ Mar 30
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It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports...

It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Sep 28
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we feel free even if we...

we feel free even if we escape from the frying pan into the fire- eric hoffer
📅︎ Jan 12
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"We usually see only the things we are l...

"We usually see only the things we are looking for - so much so that we sometimes see them where they are not." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Mar 12
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"The basic test of freedom is perhaps...

"The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do." Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Sep 02
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""Where freedom is real, equality is the passio...

""Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority." - Eric Hoffer-
📅︎ Mar 10
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"The individual’s most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable ...

"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." - Eric Hoffer
📅︎ Jun 12
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"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. ...

"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
📅︎ Mar 10
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