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.
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.
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.
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.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.