Erich Fromm Quotes

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

~ Erich Fromm

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

~ Erich Fromm

We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

~ 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

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

A new question has arisen in modern man's mind, the question, namely, whether life is worth living...No sensible answer can be given to the question...because the question does not make any sense.

~ Erich Fromm

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

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

~ Erich Fromm

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

~ Erich Fromm

Modern man thinks he loses something time when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains except kill it.

~ Erich Fromm

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