Eric Hoffer

“The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.”

“It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.”

“Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.”

“Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.”

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”