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Erich Fromm

1900-1980. German-born American psychoanalyst and social philosopher.

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

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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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Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.

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

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

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

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

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

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

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

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