To live is to dream and to die is to awaken.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced—by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
|Birth:||23rd March, 1900|
|Death:||18th March, 1980|
|Profession:||Philosopher, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Sociologist|
Erich Seligmann Fromm was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was a German-born American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, author, and humanistic philosopher. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Heidelberg in 1922. In 1934, he moved to USA. In 1946, he co-founded the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. He taught as a professor of psychology at Michigan State University from 1957 to 1961 and as an adjunct professor of psychology at the graduate division of Arts and Sciences at New York University after 1962. Beginning with his first seminal work of 1941, Escape from Freedom. His second important work, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics. Fromm's most popular book was The Art of Loving, an international bestseller first published in 1956.
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