Eric Hoffer quotes

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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 ...
We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for rev ...
The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chie ...
Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
The unpredictability inherent in human affairs is due largely to the fact that the by-products of a human process are more fateful ...
It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites--opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, lo ...
Though dissenters seem to question everything in sight, they are actually bundles of dusty answers and never conceived a new quest ...
The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
Unpredictability, too, can become monotonous.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to for ...
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