Posts Tagged 'Eric Hoffer'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/17

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People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.”   —   Eric Hoffer

(I don’t know.  Do ingratitude and cowardice necessarily go hand-in-hand?  Neither trait qualifies as a virtue, but I’m not so sure these personality flaws go in tandem.  What do you guys think?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/05/16

English: Boston (Aug. 23, 2005) - A Chief pett...

English: Boston (Aug. 23, 2005) – A Chief petty officer (CPO) selectee gives commands to his shipmates prior to leaving the Bunker Hill Monument. Approximately 150 CPO selectees began their week of indoctrination aboard USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nicholas Lyman (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.”   —   Eric Hoffer

(They are just so impressionable, gullible, and indoctrinated.  They can’t think for themselves.  Don’t let others tell you what to think, friends.  Think for yourselves.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/10/15Hoffer


Robin-Williams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.”   —   Eric Hoffer

Robin Williams

Robin Williams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I guess it all comes down to the fact that births and deaths are relatively personal matters.  They both happen, countless times a day, each and every day.  The cycle of life.  The ones that matter to you aren’t likely to matter to me, and vice versa.  But, hopefully we can all empathize.   Switching from the personal to the more celebrated, who has died in the last few years that has truly affected you?  For me, I’d have to say Robin Williams’ death was the most upsetting.  I know some people – especially older people – didn’t appreciate his frenetic persona/act.  But to me, he was a white hot luminous beacon of creativity, who always brought a smile to my face.  His death was both a huge shock and disappointment to me.  To this day, I still find it hard to believe that he took his own life.  Maybe it’s selfish of me, but I just found it to be so senseless.  Whose death got to you???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/04/13



Humility (Photo credit: ToniVC)

Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.”   —   Eric Hoffer


Madonna of Humility

Madonna of Humility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Kind of a strange quote.  Under what circumstances would a humble person be saying how wonderful they are?  Being embarrassed when someone else tells you how wonderful you are is more of a sign of humility.  Right?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/10

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”   — Eric Hoffer

(Just one of life’s little ironies?) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/09

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”   — Eric Hoffer

(Initially, I thought this guy HAD to be some kind of elitist, but then I read his bio on Wikipedia.  Wow!  A very interesting life.  I wonder if he had any influence on Kerouac?) —   YUR

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