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Erich Fromm
March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980
Nationality: American
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: American Psychologist

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.


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.


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.


Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.


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


Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'


In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.


Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.


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