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Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Erich Fromm achieved international fame for his lectures and writings on psychoanalysis, psychology and social philosophy, including the topics of anthropology, ethics, religion, mythology and politics. During his lifetime he wrote more than 20 books, including "€œMan for Himself"€, "€œMarx's Concept of Many" and his most popular work, "Escape from Freedom". F…

Date of Birth: March 23, 1900
Date of Death: March 18, 1980


Found 96 quotes by Erich Fromm .
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"Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others." Erich Fromm
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American Psychologist    Faith    Friends Or Friendship    Quote of the Day   

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"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." Erich Fromm
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"In love, the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two." Erich Fromm
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"The paradoxical and tragic situation of man is that his conscience is weakest when he needs it most" Erich Fromm
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"What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal." Erich Fromm
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"By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the center of his world, as the creator of his own acts, but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively." Erich Fromm
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"In the 19th century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the 20th century it means schizoid self-alienation." Erich Fromm
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Alienation   

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"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve" Erich Fromm
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"Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity." Erich Fromm
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"Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines" Erich Fromm
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"As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask." Erich Fromm
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"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you'" Erich Fromm
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"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
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"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?" Erich Fromm
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"Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self." Erich Fromm
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"Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world." Erich Fromm
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"Destructiveness is the outcome of unlived lives" Erich Fromm
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"The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity." Erich Fromm
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"To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable." Erich Fromm
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"A vast sector of modern advertising... does not appeal to reason but to emotion; like any other kind of hypnoid suggestion, it tries to impress its objects emotionally and then make them submit intellectually." Erich Fromm
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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
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