Quotes by Eric Hoffer

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
– Eric Hoffer

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
– Eric Hoffer

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
– Eric Hoffer

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.
– Eric Hoffer

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
– Eric Hoffer

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
– Eric Hoffer

We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
– Eric Hoffer

For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future, but an excuse can last for life.
– Eric Hoffer

There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.
– Eric Hoffer

The nature of society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow-by the tilt of the social landscape.
– Eric Hoffer

Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents. Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.
– Eric Hoffer

We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
– Eric Hoffer

It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.
– Eric Hoffer

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
– Eric Hoffer

The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
– Eric Hoffer

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