Who is Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer (July 15, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. His first book, The True Believer (1951), was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen, although Hoffer believed that The Ordeal of Change (1963) was his finest work.

Contents Early life Hoffer was born in 1902 in The Bronx, New York, to Knut and Elsa (Goebel) Hoffer. His parents were immigrants from Alsace, then part of Imperial Germany. By age...
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  • Skrill_dilly: quote of the day: "the hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." - eric hoffer
  • Dylanorepublic: eric hoffer was blind from the ages of seven to fifteen. when his sight returned, he read ferociously. he never went to university, but lived on skid row, dividing his time “between the books and the brothels.“ seventy years later, this book could have been written tomorrow.
  • Quotes__bot: to be fully alive is to feel that everything is possible. - eric hoffer
  • Uri42154346: the leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. eric hoffer
  • Akpebemorris: to learn, you need a certain degree of confidence. not too much, not too little if you have too much, you think you can't learn. if you have too much, you think you don't need to learn. - eric hoffer hear me, both are very dangerous
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The Treason of an accent
 by Emily Dickinson


The Treason of an accent
Might Ecstasy transfer-
Of her effacing Fathom
Is no Recoverer-
The Treason of an Accent

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