‘The only way to predict the future is to shape the future’ – quoted by Eric Hoffer says much about the attitude one must have in life. We all get intrigued by the fact that what our future holds for us. In doing so, many of us fail to realize the importance of the present. Hoffer beautifully describes that a perfect future is only the result of a hardworking present life. Toiling today would assist you in reaping benefits tomorrow. A moral and social philosopher, Eric Hoffer was a sheer genius who is today regarded as one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. Author of ten books, his big break came in when he penned ‘The True Believer’ which amassed recognition and acknowledgement from the critics and audience alike. Interestingly Hoffer had no schooling and was practically blind until 15. As soon as he gained his eyesight, he read voraciously, taking up every book that he could lay his hands on. Hoffer’s moral and social philosophy throws a light on various aspects of life such as happiness, expectation, hope, joy, kindness, compassion, self-esteem, strength and so on. Find out some of the best known quotes by Eric Hoffer.