” In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. “


” Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you. “


” Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. “


” Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. “


” If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. “


” Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one’s own self. “


” There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love. “


” The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. “



All 8 Erich Fromm Quotes about Love in picture


In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Immature love says:


Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one
There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother
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