Reflections on the Human Condition, Eric Hoffer, 1973.
183 "reflections", ranging from the philosophical one-liner to full-page expositions.

"There is a spoiled-brat quality about the self-consciously alienated. Life must have a meaning, history must have a goal, and everything must be in apple-pie order if they are to cease being alienated. Actually, there is no alienation that a little power will not cure."