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Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm
(1900 - 1980)
German psychoanalyst.
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Giving is the highest expression of potency.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
- Erich Fromm | Human Relations Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Love Quotes
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.
- Erich Fromm | Parenthood Quotes
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
I think if you ask people what their concept of heaven is, they would say, if they are honest, that it is a big department store, with new things every week - all the money to buy them, and maybe a little more than the neighbours.
- Erich Fromm | Religion Quotes
Integrity simply means a willingness not to violate one's identity.
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
- Erich Fromm | Greed Quotes
Free man is by necessity insecure; thinking man by necessity uncertain.
- Erich Fromm | Acceptance Quotes
Man absolutely cannot live by himself.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
- Erich Fromm | Faith and Unity Quotes
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
- Erich Fromm | Self-Confidence Quotes
There is only one meaning of life, the act of living itself.
- Erich Fromm | Simplicity Quotes
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.
- Erich Fromm | One Day Quotes
One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom, not knowing what to do with oneself and one's life. Even if man had no monetary, or any other reward, he would be eager to spend his energy in some meaningful way because he could not stand the boredom which inactivity produces.
- Erich Fromm | Boring Days Quotes
Man is the only animal that can be bored.
- Erich Fromm | Boring Days Quotes
Integrity simply means a willingness not to violate one's identity.
- Erich Fromm | Right Quotes
Free man is by necessity insecure; thinking man is by necessity uncertain.
There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
- Erich Fromm | Goals Quotes
Free man is by necessity insecure, thinking man by necessity uncertain.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
If it is a virtue to love my neighbor as a human being, it must be a virtue - and not a vice - to love myself, since I am a human being too.
- Erich Fromm | Introspection Quotes
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.
- Erich Fromm | Faith Quotes
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
- Erich Fromm | Life Quotes
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.
- Erich Fromm | Life Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm | Romantic Quotes


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