Erich Fromm Quotes

59 Erich Fromm quotes:

"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
"There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail."
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before."
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Journey Quotes
"The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced -- by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix."
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve"
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
"Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture."
"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
"The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man."
"In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead."
"Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self."
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"Reason is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man."
"To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness"
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Grief Quotes
"In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two."
"There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself."
"Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought."
"The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science."
"The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent."
"Only when man succeeds in developing his reason and love further than he has done so far, only when he can build a world based on human solidarity and justice, only when he can feel rooted in the experience of universal brotherliness, will he have tr"
Author: Fromm Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."

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