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Erich Fromm
(1900-1980) born on
Mar 23
German-US psychoanalyst. He dealt with the problem of Western man coming to terms with sense of isolation, e.g., "Escape from Freedom," 1941.
         
   
F
Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.

R
Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
A
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
N
Modern man thinks he loses something -- time -- when he does not do things quickly; yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it.
K
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Inspiring Quotations," by Albert W. Wells, Jr., 1988.
R: "The Sane Society," ch. 3, "The Need for a Frame of Orientation and Devotion," 1955.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
   


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