Erich Fromm

Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you." - Erich Fromm

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. - Erich Fromm

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.  - Erich Fromm