48 quotes found by Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
love  Mature  Immature  # 143762
Erich Fromm
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
Loving  Others  Themselves  # 143763
Erich Fromm
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
Greed  Endless  Effort  # 143764
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.
life  love  morning  # 143765
Erich Fromm
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Mother's Day  love  peace  # 143766
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.
dreams  understand  Act  # 143767
Erich Fromm
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.
Mom  love  mother  # 143768
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Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
love  Problem  existence  # 143769
Erich Fromm
There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
life  living  Act  # 143770
Erich Fromm
If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
love  Others  Loves  # 143771
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Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
Problem  Animal  existence  # 143772
Erich Fromm
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
love  Often  value  # 143773
Erich Fromm
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
faith  Others  Himself  # 143774
Erich Fromm
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
love  Somebody  self  # 143775
Erich Fromm
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
society  men  future  # 143776
Erich Fromm
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
meaning  Search  Condition  # 143777