Eric Hoffer Quotes

Eric Hoffer @ Goodreads

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
Eric Hoffer

“It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from their sense of inadequacy and impotence. We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.”
Eric Hoffer

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind: And Other Aphorisms    

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time    

“Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.”
Eric Hoffer

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