Erich Fromm

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Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The kind of relatedness to the world may be noble or trivial, but even being related to the basest kind of pattern is immensely preferable to being alone.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -- not the fiend or the sadist.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Authority is not a quality one person has, in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.More Erich Fromm [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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