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Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.

Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Ignorance Quotes,
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The game of History is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of thr majority in read more

The game of History is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of thr majority in the middle.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: History Quotes,
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The vigor of a mass movement stems from the propensity of its followers for united action and self-sacrifice. When we read more

The vigor of a mass movement stems from the propensity of its followers for united action and self-sacrifice. When we ascribe the success of a movement to its faith, doctrine, propaganda, leadership, ruthlessness and so on, we are but referring to instruments of unification and to means used to inculcate a readiness for self-sacrifice. It is perhaps impossible to understand the nature of a mass movement unless it is recognized that their chief preoccupation is to foster, perfect and perpetuate a facility for united action and self-sacrifice.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. -Eric Hoffer.

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

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Kindness Quotes,
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There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle read more

There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day: we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life. Moreover, when we have an alibi for not writing a book, painting a picture, and so on, we have an alibi for not writing the greatest book and not painting the greatest picture. Small wonder that the effort expended and the punishment endured in obtaining a good alibi often exceed the effort and grief requisite for the attainment of a most marked achievement.

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