"Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Erich Fromm on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Erich Fromm on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Erich Fromm on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Erich Fromm on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Erich Fromm on Winston Churchill
"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
"The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science."
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."
"Man always dies before he is fully born."
"We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake."