Eric Hoffer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Eric Hoffer quotes, Eric Hoffer sayings, and Eric Hoffer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

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. Eric Hoffer
There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive. Eric Hoffer
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny. Eric Hoffer
Unpredictability too can become monotonous. Eric Hoffer
Action can give us the feeling of being useful, but only words can give us a sense of weight and purpose. Eric Hoffer
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer
To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question. Eric Hoffer
Without a sense of proportion there can be neither good taste nor genuine intelligence, nor perhaps moral integrity. Eric Hoffer
With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves. Eric Hoffer
We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire. Eric Hoffer
The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself. Eric Hoffer
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. Eric Hoffer