"Erich Seligmann Fromm" was a Germans/German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanism/humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.Funk, Rainer. Erich Fromm: His Life and Ideas. Translators Ian Portman, Manuela Kunkel. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003. ISBN 0-8264-1519-9, ISBN 978-0-8264-1519-6. [http://books.google.com/books?id=9g_DMoBDpw8C&pg=PA13 p. 13]:"For a second name he was given that of his grandfather on his father's side–Seligmann Pinchas Fromm, although the registry office in Frankfurt does not record him as Erich Pinchas Fromm, but as Erich Seligmann Fromm. Also his parents addressed his mail to 'Erich S. Fromm.'"If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous psychologists! More Erich Fromm on Wikipedia.
That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.Erich Fromm