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 George Hoffer - “It's really a subterfuge on the part of the government.”
 Eric Hoffer - “No one has a right to happiness”
 Reid Hoffer - “We've had some wide-open shots, but they're getting frustrated and it gets in their head a little bit.”
 George Hoffer - “This has never worked in history -- getting rid of incentives by cutting dealer profit margins, I don't want to be too negative. It is one of the few things GM can do to try to create some excitement.”
 Eric Hoffer - “It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations past and present are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.”
 Jane Hoffer - “What better way to promote collaboration than bring together retailers and suppliers so they can share information and work together to succeed in today's highly competitive retail industry.”
 Eric Hoffer - “To the intellectual, America's unforgivable sin is that it has revolutions without revolutionaries, and achieves the momentous in a matter-of-fact way”
 Eric Hoffer - “We never say so much as when we do not quite know what we want to say. We need few words when we have something to say, but all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice when we have nothing to say and want desperately to say it.”
 Eric Hoffer - “A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.”
 Eric Hoffer - “The unpredictability inherent in human affairs is due largely to the fact that the by-products of a human process are more fateful than the product.”
 Eric Hoffer - “A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Intolerance is the ''Do Not Touch'' sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.”
 Eric Hoffer - “It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations --past and present --are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.”
 Eric Hoffer - “To the excessively fearful the chief characteristic of power is its arbitrariness. Man had to gain enormously in confidence before he could conceive an all-powerful God who obeys his own laws.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.”
 Eric Hoffer - “The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.”
 Eric Hoffer - “I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.”
 Eric Hoffer - “The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
 Eric Hoffer - “Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.”

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