Eric HofferEric Hoffer, (1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Eric Hoffer Quote

“Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.”

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~ Eric Hoffer

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bruski, naples FL

What our Founders were afraid of when they structured our Constitution.

Semper Fi.


Mary MI
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Mary MI    12/4/14

Well this quote surely suits Barack Obama to a "T."

Mike, Norwalk

Those that detest liberty, choosing a religion such as socialism scream loudest for power.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Anyone for whom the pursuit of power, other than that of personal sovereignty, is a singular objective, is, necessarily, utterly unworthy of possessing power.

E Archer, NYC

Ah, the quest for power, the root of humankind's oppression. Thus 'liberation' becomes the common theme for the common man throughout the ages. The heart of so many spiritual practices is humility, thankfulness, and charity as 'the way' to liberate oneself from the madness of the king's follies. It takes a lot of courage in the face of such power, to assert one's liberty -- few would choose such a path given a choice between the security of the kingsmen and the risk of liberty.

Tony L., Silver Spring, Md

This quote fully explains modern politics.

Cal, Lewisville, Texas

The most powerful American president ever-LBJ comes to mind.


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