Erich Fromm Quotes on love

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent... view

By: Erich Fromm

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love... view

By: Erich Fromm

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market... view

By: Erich Fromm

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... view

By: Erich Fromm

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism... view

By: Erich Fromm

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two... view

By: Erich Fromm

Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted... view

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Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self... view

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Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved... view

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

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Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence... view

By: Erich Fromm