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Quotations by author » Eric Hoffer
American Writer, 1902-1983
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Children are the keys of paradise.
Children
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
Compassion
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
Compassion
Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.
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Creativity is discontent translated into arts
Creativity
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
Creativity
Crude absurdities, trivial nonsense, and sublime truths are equally potent in readying people for self-sacrifice if they are accepted as the sole, eternal truth
Self-sacrificeTruth
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
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Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
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Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
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Even in slight things the experience of the new is rarely without some stirring of foreboding
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Every extreme attitude is a flight from the self
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Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are.
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Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
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Facts are counterrevolutionary
Facts
Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves.
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Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.
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Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage.
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Friendship Never explain / your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. 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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Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.
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