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Erich Fromm Quotes
Brief author info: Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German-born American psychoanalyst and philosopher.
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There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
Men are born equal but they are also born different.
We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
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.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
Faith is not a weak form of belief or knowledge; it is not faith in this or that; faith is the conviction about the not yet proven, the knowledge of the real possibility, the awareness of pregnancy.
The call for "law and order" (rather than for life and structure) and for stricter punishment of criminals, as well as the obsession with violence and destruction among some "revolutionaries," are only further instances of the powerful attraction of necrophilia in the contemporary world.
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
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A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
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Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
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