Quote for Today: Eric Hoffer

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Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience… The desire to escape or camouflage their unsatisfactory selves develops in the frustrated a facility for pretending — for making a show — and also a readiness to identify themselves wholly with an imposing spectacle.
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

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