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Quotations by author » Eric Hoffer
American Writer, 1902-1983
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A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
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A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
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A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
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A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.
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A low capacity for getting along with those near us often goes hand in hand with a high receptivity to the idea of the brotherhood of men
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A man by himself is in bad company.
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A nation without dregs and malcontents, is orderly, decent, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come
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A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.
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A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.
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A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend
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Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power
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Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
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Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth
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An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
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Anger is a prelude to courage.
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Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
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But I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind
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Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.
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Capitalism is at its liberating best in a non-capitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
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Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.
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