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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#Consumerism 69
Erich Fromm#Consumerism 69
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm#Charity 68
Erich Fromm#Charity 68
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' Erich Fromm#Love 67
Erich Fromm#Love 67
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#Life 67
Erich Fromm#Life 67
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. Erich Fromm#Greed 65
Erich Fromm#Greed 65
Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it. Erich Fromm#Time 64
Erich Fromm#Time 64
The kind of relatedness to the world may be noble or trivial, but even being related to the basest kind of pattern is immensely preferable to being alone. Erich Fromm#Attachment 63
Erich Fromm#Attachment 63
The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have. Erich Fromm#Affluent 62
Erich Fromm#Affluent 62
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers. Erich Fromm#Power 61
Erich Fromm#Power 61
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#Become 61
Erich Fromm#Become 61
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