"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Erich Fromm on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Erich Fromm on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Erich Fromm on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Erich Fromm on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Erich Fromm on Joseph Stalin
"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."