Erich Fromm Quotes

59 Erich Fromm quotes:

"We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them."
"If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism."
"Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market."
"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."
"In love, the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two."
"Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity."
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"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."
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"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."
"Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either."
"If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?"
"There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love."
"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve."
"Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies."
"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."
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"The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planned, rational, voluntary reaction to challenge"
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"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'"
"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers."

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