We do not exist for ourselves. (Thomas Merton)
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Erich Fromm (Erich Seligmann Fromm)


(1900 – 1980) A German-American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory. His best known work 'Escape from Freedom'. In 1966, the American Humanist Association named him Humanist of the Year.

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
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.
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