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Erich Fromm

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

— Erich Fromm

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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.

— Erich Fromm

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There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as 'moral indignation,' which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.

— Erich Fromm

#double-standards #envy #hate #indignation #morality

That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.

— Erich Fromm

#sanity #society #sanity

The real opposition is that between the ego-bound man, whose existence is structured by the principle of having, and the free man, who has overcome his egocentricity.

— Erich Fromm

#freedom #materialism #poverty #freedom

Is love an art? Then it requires knowledge and effort.

— Erich Fromm

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There is nothing inhuman, evil, or irrational which does not give some comfort, provided it is shared by a group.

— Erich Fromm

#evil #psychoanalysis #religion #religion

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

— Erich Fromm

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The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born when we die.

— Erich Fromm

#death #death

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

— Erich Fromm

#answer #existence #human #human existence #love is

About Erich Fromm

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). He observed that embracing our freedom of will was healthy whereas escaping freedom through the use of escape mechanisms was the root of psychological conflicts. Drawing from his knowledge of the Torah Fromm pointed to the story of Jonah who did not wish to save the residents of Nineveh from the consequences of their sin as demonstrative of his belief that the qualities of care and responsibility are generally absent from most human relationships.

Erich SeligmannFromm (March 23 1900 – March 18 1980) was a German social psychologist psychoanalyst sociologist humanistic philosopher and democratic socialist.

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