Erich Fromm

1900 - 1980

A Quote by Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, giving, and receiving

Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a "standing in," not a "falling for." In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics), Pages: 21

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, reason, actualization, and potential

We have faith in the potentialities of others, of ourselves, and of mankind because, and only to the degree to which, we have experienced the growth of our own potentialities, the reality of growth in ourselves, the strength of our own power of reason and love.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics), Pages: 116

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on anxiety, separateness, one, and connection

The experience of separateness arouses anxiety; it is, indeed, the source of all anxiety.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics), Pages: 8

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on education, learning, and lead

The root of the word education is e-ducere, literally, to lead forth, or to bring out something which is potentially present.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, giving, receiving, potency, power, wealth, and joy

Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the experession of my aliveness.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics), Pages: 21-22

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, egotism, and indifference

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: Art of Loving

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, power, man, unity, and integrity

Love is an active power in man; a power which breaks through the walls which separate man from his fellow men, which unite him with others; love makes him overcome the sense of isolation and separateness, yet it permits him to be himself, to retain his integrity.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, power, man, unity, and integrity

Love is an active power in man; a power which breaks through the walls which separate man from his fellow men, which unite him with others; love makes him overcome the sense of isolation and separateness, yet it permits him to be himself, to retain his integrity.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Contributed by: intrigue

A Quote by 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 (1900 - 1980)

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