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Letter "E" » Eric Hoffer Quotes
«In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.»
«The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.»
«You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.»
«Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength»
«The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.»
«They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.»
Author: Eric Hoffer
, The Core
«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.»
«Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.»
«Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.»
«Successful action tends to become an end in itself»