The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.

Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.

It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.

Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.

Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.

We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.

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 and talents.

Nothing so bolsters our self-confidence and reconciles us with ourselves as the continuous ability to create; to see things grow and develop under our hand, day in, day out.

It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.