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Eric Hoffer
(1902-1983) born on
Jul 25
US writer, philosopher, longshoreman. His writings on life, power, and social order brought him celebrity and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1983.
         
   
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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.

R
To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
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Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
N
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
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The real persuaders are our appetites, our fears and above all our vanity. The skillful propagandist stirs and coaches these internal persuaders.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Reflections on the Human Condition," aph. 32, 1973.
R: "The Passionate State of Mind," aph. 220, 1955.
A: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
N: "Reflections on the Human Condition," aph. 157, 1973.
K: "The Passionate State of Mind," aph. 218, 1955.
   


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