Erich Fromm Quotes

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The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.
Erich Fromm

In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm Quotes
Erich Fromm Quotes
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
Erich Fromm

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.
Erich Fromm

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Erich Fromm

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Erich Fromm

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Erich Fromm

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Erich Fromm

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
Erich Fromm

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Erich Fromm

Man always dies before he is fully born.
Erich Fromm

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
Erich Fromm

Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
Erich Fromm

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
Erich Fromm

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
Erich Fromm

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
Erich Fromm

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Erich Fromm

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
Erich Fromm

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Erich Fromm

We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
Erich Fromm

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
Erich Fromm

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
Erich Fromm

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.
Erich Fromm

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
Erich Fromm
 
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