The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
More Quotes from Eric Hoffer:There is a tendency to judge a race, a nation or any distinct group by its least worthy members
How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.
No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.
There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
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.
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