Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.
Quote by Eric Hoffer
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To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.
In times of change learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
I am so fidgety - I swear I have ADD - and I always need to be doing something or being outside, just playing sports.
Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it's good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Politics is like football if you see daylight, go through the hole.
The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities, large and small.
Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter, because there's a different relationship with each of them.
I turned 54 this year and I find myself feeling like I'm in a bit of a race to get down on paper the way I really feel about life - or the way it has presented to me. And because it has presented to me very beautifully, this is hard. It is technically very hard to show positive manifestations.