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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, self, knowledge, and union

Love is active penetration of the other person, in which my desire to know is stilled by union. In the act of fusion I know you, I know myself, I know everybody - and I "know" nothing.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, individuality, integrity, and self

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, universe, language, story, listening, self, knowledge, planet, and gaia

The Universe story is the quintessence of reality. We perceive the story. We put it in our language, the birds put it in theirs, and the trees put it in theirs. We can read the story of the Universe in the trees. Everything tells the story of the Universe. The winds tell the story, literally, not just imaginatively. The story has its imprint everywhere, and that is why it is so important to know the story. If you do not know the story, in a sense you do not know yourself; you do not know anything.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Pierrakos on self, responsibility, truth, flaws, imperfections, honesty, and beauty

Responsibility to self simply means to acknowledge inner truth—our imperfections and our power, our beauty.

John Pierrakos

Source: Eros, Love & Sexuality : The Forces That Unify Man & Woman, Pages: 40

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on change, self, transformation, and world

If we can transform ourselves, we have the potential to change the world.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Source: Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on survival, liberation, destruction, self, surviving, and destroying

We will find the key to our liberation only when we accept that what we once did to survive is now destroying us.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Source: Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Pages: 43

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paul Richards on enemy, self, friends, enemies, blessings, and self-love

We are trained to fear, resist, and fixate upon external enemies and to see ourselves as our most faithful and loyal friend. This is an inversion—most people never experience an external enemy that even begins to match the power of the opponent within. Although you may not know it, one of the greatest blessings that you can experience is a single moment of your life in which you are not your own worst enemy.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 301

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld on virtue, vanity, and self


Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Contributed by: Joseph

A Quote by Robert Langan on self

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No-self becomes something like the square root of minus one, a number so unacceptable for five centuries of mathematics that it was impugned as "imaginary" and derogated as obvious nonsense until required by necessity to solve real problems in the real world.

Robert Langan

Source: Psychoanalysis & Buddhism

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Walt Whitman on self

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good as belongs to you.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Song of Myself

Contributed by: ingebrita

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