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Erich Fromm
The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Erich Fromm
The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products we are pushed, we are forced - by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.

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

Erich Fromm
Men are born equal but they are also born different

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

Erich Fromm
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.

Erich Fromm
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

Erich Fromm
Every society by its own practice of living and by the mode of relatedness, of feelings, and perceiving, develops a system of categories which determines the forms of awareness.

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