Quotes by Eric Hoffer (Writer/American).

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Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.
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To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
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People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
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Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
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There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
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The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.
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Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
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It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
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Facts are counterrevolutionary.
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Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
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It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
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When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
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Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.
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A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
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We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about.
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It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
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There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
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Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
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Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play.
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It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
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It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
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A man by himself is in bad company.
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Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
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The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
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We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.
• Eric Hoffer

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