Erich Fromm

1900 - 1980

A Quote by Erich Fromm on existentialism and meaning of life

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 santosha and contentment

The psychic task a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: m.t.g. Quotation Collatio Vol. II

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on time

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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 (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on life

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Destructiveness is the outcome of an unlived life.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on dreams, logic, purpose, sleep, and understanding

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.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Forgotten Language

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on losing

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If I am what I have and what I have is lost, who then am I?

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm

The right to express our thoughts means something only if we are able to have thoughts of our own

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on choice, destruction, justice, life, love, and miracles

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Sane Society

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on crime and success

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

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on belief, fulfillment, future, idealism, past, purpose, and solution

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found- in himself.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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