Inspirational Quotes Series: Eric Hoffer

The feeling of being harried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is, on the contrary, born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else – we are the busiest people in the world.

~~ Eric Hoffer

Hoffer wrote about the relationship with self-esteem and the impact of trying to live a full life in absence of it. He observed societal change and authored several books including, “Reflections On the Human Condition” and “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements“.

There’s a series of interviews from the KQED archives worth viewing as well.


Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Inspirational Quotes Series.

BB King

Van Gogh

Della Reese



Joni Mitchell

Joseph Pilates


Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Carrie Wilkerson

Winston Churchill

Steve Jobs

Donatella Versace

Dan Coopersmith

Mary McLoed Bethune

Langston Hughes