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Love is an act of faith,
by Erich Fromm

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Related topics: Love Inspirational Spiritual Romantic

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
- Erich Fromm

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

 

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
- Erich Fromm

Man always dies before he is fully born.
- Erich Fromm

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

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Mother's love is peace.
It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
- 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

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
- Erich Fromm

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is
a problem which he has to solve.
- Erich Fromm

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

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
- Erich Fromm

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the
joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air,
is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
- 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

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
- Erich Fromm

If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
- Erich Fromm

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between
two people who get the most of what they can expect,
considering their value on the personality market.
- Erich Fromm

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams,
yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds,
strange at least by comparison with the logical,
purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
- Erich Fromm

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
- Erich Fromm

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without
being saddened very often.
- Erich Fromm

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born,
and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
- Erich Fromm

We live in a world of things, and our only connection
with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
- Erich Fromm

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

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself,
to become what he potentially is.
The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
- Erich Fromm

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -
not the fiend or the sadist.
- Erich Fromm

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.
Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
- Erich Fromm

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

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.
- Erich Fromm

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
- Erich Fromm

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

Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
- Erich Fromm

Most people die before they are fully born.
Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
- Erich Fromm

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others,
but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
- Erich Fromm

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

The psychic task which a person can and must set for
himself is not to feel secure,
but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
- Erich Fromm

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having
to die without having lived is unbearable.
- Erich Fromm

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
- Erich Fromm

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure,
but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
- Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
- Erich Fromm

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.
- Erich Fromm

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

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.
- Erich Fromm

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.
- Erich Fromm

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and,
in a sense, tragic.
It requires the most intense love on the mother's side,
yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother,
and to become fully independent.
- Erich Fromm

Authority is not a quality one person "has,"
in the sense that he has property or physical qualities.
Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which
one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.
- Erich Fromm

Just as love is an orientation which refers to all
objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object,
so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the
whole of the world with which man is confronted.
- Erich Fromm

Both dreams and myths are important communications
from ourselves to ourselves.
If we do not understand the language in which they are written,
we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves
in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
- Erich Fromm

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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