"Man always dies before he is fully born."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Erich Fromm on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Erich Fromm on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Erich Fromm on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Erich Fromm on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Erich Fromm on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."
"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."