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Eric Hoffer



    Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.

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    Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.

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    The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

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    Successful action tends to become an end in itself

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    The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.

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    Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.

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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 easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor

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    Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.

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    It is easier to love humanity than to love your neighbor

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    The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

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    Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.

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