Who is Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 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. The Eric Hoffer Book Award is an international literary prize established in his honor. The University of California, Berkeley awards an annual literary prize named jointly for Hoffer.

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Many elements of Hoffer's early life are in doubt and never verified, but in autobiographical statements, Hoffer claimed to have been born in 1902 in The Bronx, New York City...
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Motivating_you0: the search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. -eric hoffer
Vandelaybtc: “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” - eric hoffer, on shitcoinery after the genesis block.
Motivating_you0: far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know. -eric hoffer
Motivating_you0: the hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. -eric hoffer
Favouringa: rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength ~ eric hoffer
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Emily Dickinson Poem
No Passenger was known to flee'
 by Emily Dickinson

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No Passenger was known to flee-
That lodged a night in memory-
That wily-subterranean Inn
Contrives that none go out again-


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