There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.
— Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving


Fromm was a psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, and philosopher. His book The Art of Loving, is small, occasionally repetitive, and hard to read; and yet despite all this: quite brilliant. Maria Popova and her Brain Pickings blog has a great review.

Image of Erich Fromm: By Arturo Espinosa [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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