Erich Seligmann Fromm (; German: [fʁɔm]; March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a Jewish German-American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was a German Jew who fled the Nazi regime and settled in the U.S. He was one of the founders of The William...
Man's main task is to give birth to himself.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
To expect too much compassion from yourself might be a little destructive of your own existence. Even so, at least make a try, and this goes not only for individuals but also for life itself. It's so easy. It's a fashionable idiocy of youth to say the world has not come up to your expectations. "What? I was coming, and this is all they could prepare for me?" Throw it out. Have compassion for the world and those in it.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.