Favorite Quotations Eric Hoffer Inspiration Sandwich

"There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other." ~ Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: Where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

The greatest weariness comes from work not done.

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.

Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.

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

It is the pull of opposite poles that stretches souls. And only stretched souls make music.

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.

Old age equalizes.

Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.