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There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
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.
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
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