The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
Quote by Eric Hoffer
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It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about.
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
The advantage of the internet is that it has taken away the charade of politics. China has heard of democracy and people know about certain concepts they wouldn't have previously.
Language is the dress of thought.
When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.