Eric Hoffer - Page 2

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self respect.
– Eric Hoffer

People in a hurry cannot think, cannot grow, nor can they decay. They are preserved in a state of perpetual puerility.
– Eric Hoffer

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.
– Eric Hoffer

Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
– Eric Hoffer

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

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
– Eric Hoffer

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
– Eric Hoffer

You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.
– Eric Hoffer

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

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
– Eric Hoffer

We feel free when we escape – even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.
– Eric Hoffer

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
– Eric Hoffer

Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.
– Eric Hoffer

It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.
– Eric Hoffer

It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
– Eric Hoffer