Eric Hoffer


Eric Hoffer Quotes

  • ''An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 88 (1973).
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  • ''The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 235 (1955).
  • ''There is probably an element of malice in the readiness to overestimate people: we are laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 129 (1973).
  • ''It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 123 (1955).
  • ''When you automate an industry you modernize it; when you automate a life you primitivize it.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 8 (1973).
  • ''We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 232 (1955).
  • ''Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 6 (1973). Also see Hoffer's comment under "animals."
  • ''The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 237 (1955).
  • ''That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 127 (1955).
  • ''We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.''
    Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 162 (1973).

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