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Philosophical utterances

Erich Fromm - a great thinker, Distinguished psychologist And philosopher, whose statements help to find the answerOn the most important issues that disturb humanity. There are few psychologists, whose ideas would be so popular all over the world. And there is an explanation for this - be sure!

Redaction "so simple!" Shares with you the wise quotations of the genius philosopher who touch to the depths of the soul, reveal the human nature, the meaning of existence and show the place of man in the world.

Erich Fromm

Philosophical statements

  1. We are what we inspired ourselves, and what other people inspired us about.
  2. The main life task of man - to give life to himself, to become what he is potentially. The most important fruit of his efforts is his own personality.
  3. Happiness is not some kind of gift from God, but an achievement that a person achieves with his inner fruitfulness.
  4. A thinly sensitive person can not refrain from deep sadness about the inevitable tragedies of life. And joy and sadness are the inevitable experiences of a sensitive, full of human life.
  5. The unhappy fate of many people - the consequence is notMade by them choice. They are neither alive nor dead. Life is a burden, an aimless occupation, and deeds are only a means of protection from the pangs of being in the realm of shadows.
  6. The nature of the child is a cast from the character of the parents, it develops in response to their character.
    Erich Fromm quote
  7. Man is the center and purpose of his life. The development of one's personality, the realization of all internal potential is the highest goal that simply can not change or depend on other supposedly higher goals.
  8. The notion of "being alive" is not a conceptStatic, and dynamic. Existence is the same as the disclosure of the specific forces of the organism. The actualization of potential forces is an innate property of all organisms. Therefore, the disclosure of a person's potential according to the laws of his nature should be regarded as the goal of human life.
  9. If a person is able to fully love, then he loves himself; If he is capable of loving only others, he can not love at all.
  10. The goal of man is to be himself, and the conditionAchieve this goal - be a man for yourself. Not self-denial, not self-love, but love for oneself; Not the rejection of the individual, but the affirmation of one's own human "I" - these are the true highest values ​​of humanistic ethics.
  11. If things could talk, then the question"Who are you?" The typewriter would say, "I'm a typewriter," the car would say: "I'm a car" or more specifically: "I'm a Ford or a Buick, or a Cadillac." If you ask a person who he is, he answers: "I am a manufacturer," "I am an employee," "I am a doctor," or "I am a married man" or "I am the father of two children", and his answer will mean Almost the same as the answer of the talking thing.
  12. In life there is no other meaning, besides what a person attaches to it, revealing his strength, living fruitfully.
  13. A man who can not create, wants to destroy.
    Erich Fromm aphorisms
  14. If a person can live not in compulsion, not automatically, but spontaneously, he realizes himself as an active creative person and understands that life has only one meaning - life itself.
  15. If the child's love comes from the principle: "I love, because we love," then mature love comes from the principle: "I love, because I love." Immature love cries: "I love you, because I need you!". Mature love argues: "I need you, because I love you."
  16. Life poses a paradoxicalTask: on the one hand to realize their individuality, and on the other - to surpass it and come to the experience of universality. Only a fully developed person can rise above his "I".
  17. I am sure that no one can "save" hisNeighbor, making a choice for him. All that one person can help another is to reveal truthfully and lovingly in front of him, but without sentiments and illusions, the existence of an alternative.
  18. Sympathy and experience suggest that II am experiencing in myself that which is experienced by another person, and, consequently, in this experience he and I are one. All knowledge of the other person is as valid as they are based on my experience of what he is experiencing.
  19. Our moral problem is the person's indifference to himself.
  20. If other people do not understand our behavior -so that? Their desire that we do only as they understand it is an attempt to dictate to us. If this means being "antisocial" or "irrational" in their eyes, let. Most of all they are offended by our freedom and our courage to be ourselves.
    Erich Fromm utterance

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