Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer

Quotes and Inspiration

“It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.”
“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
“Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.”
“An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.”
“Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.”
“When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”
“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
“You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.”
“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
“The greatest weariness comes from work not done.”
“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.”
“To be fully alive is to feel that everything is possible.”
“It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.”
“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”
“People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.”

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