Best Quotes by Erich Fromm (Top 10)

  1. Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
  2. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
  3. There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
  4. Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
  5. 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.
  6. One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
  7. Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love
  8. Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
  9. Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
  10. Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved." Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love." Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you.

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