Erich Fromm Quotes

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

~ Erich Fromm

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies

~ Erich Fromm

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

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.

~ Erich Fromm

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

~ Erich Fromm

Dreams - A microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.

~ Erich Fromm

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

~ Erich Fromm

The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planned, rational, voluntary reaction to challenge.

~ Erich Fromm

The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.

~ Erich Fromm

The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.

~ Erich Fromm

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