Authors - Eric Hoffer

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Quote 5760by Anonymous on 26/08/2011

It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.
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    Quote 5788by Anonymous on 28/08/2011

    The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments. It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities.
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      Quote 6943by Anonymous on 14/10/2011

      Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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        Quote 7165by Anonymous on 26/10/2011

        The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.
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          Quote 9313by Anonymous on 11/07/2012

          The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
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            Quote 10476by Anonymous on 07/10/2012

            Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
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              Quote 10927by Anonymous on 11/11/2012

              Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
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                Quote 11665by Anonymous on 14/01/2013

                Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
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                  Quote 12395by Anonymous on 05/04/2013

                  We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
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