Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Inner Banks Philosophy

Quotes by Eric Hoffer, a long shoreman who was self taught and who became known as a brilliant philosopher. These quotes are from his masterpiece, The True Believer.

“The effectiveness of a doctrine [like Marxism] does not come from its meaning, but its certitude.”

“However much the man of words sees himself as the champion of the down trodden and injured, the grievance which animates him is with very few exceptions, private and personal.”

“The fanatic is also mentally cocky, and hence barren of new beginnings. At the root of his cockiness is the conviction that life and the universe must conform to a simple formula – his formula.”


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