Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 - May 21, 1983)
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Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength
Creativity is discontent translated into arts
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage.
When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.
We're honored just to be in the final three. There were like 400 applications.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work