Erich Fromm Quotes

Love is an act of faith.

Erich Fromm

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm

Love is a union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of ones own self. It is an experience of sharing, or communing, which permits the full unfolding of ones own inner activity.

Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm

Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter.

Erich Fromm

Socialism is the abolition of human self-alienation, the return of man as a real human being.

Erich Fromm

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

Erich Fromm

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.

Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Erich Fromm

Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.

Erich Fromm

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