„Our doubts about ourselves cannot be banished except by working at that which is the one and only thing we know we ought to do.“

—  Eric Hoffer, Context: Our doubts about ourselves cannot be banished except by working at that which is the one and only thing we know we ought to do. Other people's assertions cannot silence the howling dirge within us. It is our talents rusting unused within us that secrete the poison of self-doubt into our bloodstream. Entry (1955)
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