Aphorisms by author: Eric Hoffer

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
By theme : Future Wit
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
By theme : Creativity
In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
By theme : Humor Thought Wit
We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
By theme : Humor Wit
Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth.
By theme : Humor Truth Wit
We cannot be sure that we have something to live for unless we are ready to die for it.
By theme : Death Life
You can never get enough of what you don`t need to make you happy.
By theme : Happiness Wit
The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves.
By theme : Psychology Relations Thought
Language was invented to ask questions.
By theme : Humor Wit
A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend.
By theme : War Wit
In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from.
By theme : Humor Wit
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
By theme : Relations Society
The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
By theme : History Society
Rudeness is the weak man`s imitation of strength.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations
Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
By theme : Morality Politics Society
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
By theme : Psychology Religion
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
By theme : Behavior
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
By theme : Life Relations
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
By theme : Hatred Life
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