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 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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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, maturity, and needs

Immature love says, "I love you because I need you." Mature love says, "I need you because I love you."

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love and paradox

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

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on life and meaning

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

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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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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