Erich Fromm Quotes (115 quotes)
The Revolution of Hope (1968), Chapter 2: Hope
“Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want.”
Escape from Freedom (1941)
“It seems that great minds a hundred years ago saw what would happen today or tomorrow, while we to whom it is happening blind ourselves in order not to be disturbed in our daily routine.”
The Revolution of Hope (1968), Chapter Three: "Where are we now and where are we headed?"
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Born: March 23, 1900
Died: March 18, 1980 (aged 79)
Bio: Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.