ERICH FROMM Quotes

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.

Erich Fromm

Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.

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Love is an act of faith.

Erich Fromm

Sanity: that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.

Erich Fromm

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.

Erich Fromm

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.

Erich Fromm

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

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Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.

Erich Fromm

Human history begins with man's act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason.

Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

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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

In the 19th century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the 20th century it means schizoid self-alienation.

Erich Fromm
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