Land of Wisdom - Quotations and sayings
Main menu
 Home
 Categories
 Authors
 Quote of the Day
 Contacts
 Site map
Recommend to visit
 
Quotations by author » Eric Hoffer
American Writer, 1902-1983
Quotes: 81 - 100 of 209 Pages: First ... Previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next ... Last
More significant than the fact that poets write abstrusely, painters paint abstractly, and composers compose unintelligible music is that people should admire what they cannot understand; indeed, admire that which has no meaning or principle.
Uncategorized
Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
Uncategorized
Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.
Uncategorized
Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.
Uncategorized
No matter how noble the objective of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion - it is an evil government
Uncategorized
No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
Achievement
No one has a right to happiness
Happiness
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
Uncategorized
Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
AgeYouth
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action /the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
Uncategorized
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of
Uncategorized
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
Uncategorized
Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.
Frustration
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Uncategorized
Our greatest weariness comes from work not done
Uncategorized
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.
Uncategorized
Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
Power
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
War
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Thinking
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
Uncategorized
Quotes: 81 - 100 of 209 Pages: First ... Previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next ... Last
All quotations are property and copyright of their authors
© 2006-2019, Land of Wisdom