Erich Fromm Quotes
Brief author info: Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German-born American psychoanalyst and philosopher.
Showing: 1 - 10 Erich Fromm Quotes of 62
There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
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.
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.
If there is no evidence that sport lowers aggression, at the same time it should be said that there is also no evidence that sport is motivated by aggression.
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
Man can be conditioned to behave in almost every desired way; but only "almost."
Man is the only animal that can be bored.
The customer is an object to be manipulated, not a concrete person whose aims the businessman is interested to satisfy.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.