Top 10 Quotes by Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm

Psychoanalysis is essentially a theory of unconscious strivings, of resistance, of falsification of reality according to one's subjective needs and expectations.

Erich Fromm
Love isn't something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn't a feeling, it is a practice.
Erich Fromm

Love is the child of freedom, never that of domination....

Erich Fromm
Mother's love always peace as it not to be acquired nor deserved.
Erich Fromm

I believe indeed that to rescue the humanist tradition of the last decades is of the utmost importance, and that Victor Serge is one of the outstanding personalities representing the socialist aspect of humanism.

Erich Fromm
Today the function of psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis threatens to become the tool in the manipulation of man.
Erich Fromm

People have committed suicide because of their failure to realize the passions for love , power , fame , revenge . Cases of suicide because of a lack of sexual satisfaction are virtually nonexistent.

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

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science. Erich F

Erich Fromm
Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.