Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer.
BornJuly 25, 1902
New York, New York
DiedMay 21, 1983
San Francisco, California
American philosopher. Best known for The True Believer (1951) and as being among the first to correlate self-esteem with psychological health.

The repository contains four quotes from Eric Hoffer.

FreedomSuccess and Failure

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.


A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.


It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.

ConflictCourage and Fear

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