Erich Fromm Quotes


59 Erich Fromm quotes:



"Man always dies before he is fully born."
"We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake."
"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers."
"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'"
"In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two."
"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."
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"As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask."
"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."
"Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world."
"The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity."
"To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable."
"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."
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."
"We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them."
"Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either."
"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers."
"The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have."
"Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self."



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