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Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story -- a story that is basically without meaning or pattern. Eric Hoffer#Storytelling 77
Eric Hoffer#Storytelling 77
The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves. Eric Hoffer#Beginning 72
Eric Hoffer#Beginning 72
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. Eric Hoffer#Kindness 72
Eric Hoffer#Kindness 72
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. Eric Hoffer#Idealist 69
Eric Hoffer#Idealist 69
Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled. Eric Hoffer#Identity 68
Eric Hoffer#Identity 68
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person. Eric Hoffer#Doubt 67
Eric Hoffer#Doubt 67
Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. Eric Hoffer#Trust 67
Eric Hoffer#Trust 67
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. Eric Hoffer#Faith 67
Eric Hoffer#Faith 67
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Eric Hoffer#Empty 67
Eric Hoffer#Empty 67
There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive. Eric Hoffer#Passion 67
Eric Hoffer#Passion 67
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