Eric Hoffer


Eric Hoffer Quotes

  • ''A man by himself is in bad company.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 262 (1955).
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  • ''To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 166 (1955). Hoffer adds: "It not infrequently happens that those who hunger for hope give their allegiance to him who offers them a grievance."
  • ''"More!" is as effective a revolutionary slogan as was ever invented by doctrinaires of discontent. The American, who cannot learn to want what he has, is a permanent revolutionary.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 22 (1955).
  • ''Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aphorism 186 (1955).
  • ''We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 70 (1955).
  • ''Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 264 (1955).
  • ''What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 111 (1955).

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