The frustrated follow a leader less because of their faith that he is leading them to a promised land than because of their immediate feeling that he is leading them away from their unwanted selves. Surrender to a leader is not a means to an end but a fulfillment. Whither they are led is of secondary importance.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American writer, philosopher, longshoreman
The True Believer, Part III, sec. 94 (1951)
Added on 11-Jun-10 | Last updated 11-Jun-10
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