The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

-Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm

The most important misunderstanding seems to me to lie in a confusion between the human necessities which I consider part of human nature, and the human necessities as they appear asdrives, needs, passions, etc., in any given historical period.

Erich Fromm
If you do not smile, you are judged lacking in a 'pleasing personality' - and you need to have a pleasing personality if you want to sell your services, whether as a waitress, a salesman, or a physician.
Erich Fromm

On the whole, our modern ritual is impoverished and does not fulfill man's need for collective art and ritual.

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

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

Erich Fromm
If it is a virtue to love my neighbor as a human being, it must be a virtue - and not a vice - to love myself, since I am a human being too.
Erich Fromm

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

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

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.

Erich Fromm
Man unites himself with the world in the process of creation.