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Quotations by author » Eric Hoffer
American Writer, 1902-1983
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How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty
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I wasn't worried about typecasting - I thought I'd figure that out down the road. I figured that, with the quality of the show, Will was going to be my epitaph. It was more about "Is this the one character I want beside my name for the rest of eternity?"
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In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
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In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from
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In the shaping of a life, chance and the ability to respond to chance are everything
Chance
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
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Intolerance is the ''Do Not Touch'' sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.
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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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It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
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It is a talent of the weak to persuade themselves that they suffer for something when they suffer from something; that they are showing the way when they are running away; that they see the light when they feel the heat; that they are chosen when they are shunned.
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It is also plausible that those movements with the greatest inner contradiction between profession and practice-that is to say with a strong feeling of guilt-are likely to be the most fervent in imposing their faith on others
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It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Promise
It is cheering to see that the rats are still around - the ship is not sinking
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It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor
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It is easier to love humanity than to love your neighbor
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It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.
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It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt.
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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 not the wickedness of the old regime [the masses] rise against but its weakness.
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It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Failure
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