Eric Hoffer: The Passionate State of Mind


“PRIDE is a sense of worth derived from something that is not organically part of us, while self-esteem derives from the potentialities and achievements of the self. We are proud when we identify ourselves with an imaginary self, a leader, a holy cause, a collective body or possessions. There is fear and intolerance in pride; it is sensitive and uncompromising. The less promise and potency in the self, the more imperative is the need for pride. The core of pride is self-rejection.

“It is true that when pride releases energies and serves as a spur to achievement, it can lead to a reconciliation with the self and the attainment of genuine self-esteem.”

Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream

“I ran right through the front door
Like a hobo sailor does,
But it was just a funeral parlor,
And the man asked me who I was.

“I repeated that my friends
Were all in jail, with a sigh.
He gave me his card.
He said, ‘Call me if they die.’ “

Legal Action Movies

Free movie titles for attorney action flicks:

  • Cause of Action
  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Failure to State a Claim
  • Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Petition to Terminate
  • Crockett Justice
  • Repentance
  • Model Penal Code

Bonus black comedy title:

  • Laughing Heirs