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1.    It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.    —   Eric Hoffer
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2.    Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.    —   Eric Hoffer
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3.    The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.    —   Eric Hoffer
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4.    The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.    —   Eric Hoffer
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5.    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
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6.    We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.    —   Eric Hoffer
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7.    It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.    —   Eric Hoffer
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8.    We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true they ruin our dreams.    —   Eric Hoffer
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9.    Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.    —   Eric Hoffer
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10.    There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.    —   Eric Hoffer
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11.    It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.    —   Eric Hoffer
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12.    Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.    —   Eric Hoffer
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13.    To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.    —   Eric Hoffer
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14.    Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.    —   Eric Hoffer
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15.    Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.    —   Eric Hoffer
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16.    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.    —   Eric Hoffer
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17.    The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.    —   Eric Hoffer
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18.    The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.    —   Eric Hoffer
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19.    The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.    —   Eric Hoffer
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20.    Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.    —   Eric Hoffer
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21.    It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.    —   Eric Hoffer
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22.    We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about.    —   Eric Hoffer
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23.    Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.    —   Eric Hoffer
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24.    It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.    —   Eric Hoffer
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25.    The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.    —   Eric Hoffer
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26.    Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.    —   Eric Hoffer
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27.    Man was nature’s mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.    —   Eric Hoffer
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28.    Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man’s spirit than when we win his heart.    —   Eric Hoffer
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29.    Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.    —   Eric Hoffer
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30.    It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.    —   Eric Hoffer
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31.    It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.    —   Eric Hoffer
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32.    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.    —   Eric Hoffer
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33.    There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.    —   Eric Hoffer
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34.    Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.    —   Eric Hoffer
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35.    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
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36.    When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.    —   Eric Hoffer
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37.    The greatest weariness comes from work not done.    —   Eric Hoffer
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