Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen, although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Change was his finest work. In 2001, the Eric Hoffer Award was established in his honor with permission granted by the Eric Hoffer Estate in 2005.

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Eric Hoffer - Awards and Recognition
... 1978 – Bust of Eric Hoffer by sculptor Jonathan Hirschfeld commissioned by Charles Kittrell and placed in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 17 – Skygate unveiling in San Francisco dedication speech by Eric Sevareid. 2001, January 1 – The Eric Hoffer Award for books and prose launched internationally ...

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    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.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action—the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    Facts are counterrevolutionary.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)