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Top 26 Erik Erikson Quotes on Life (EDUCATION)

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Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.”

Erik Erikson
The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.
Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.
In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.
In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.
The only thing that can save us as a species is seeing how we're not thinking about future generations in the way we live.
The only thing that can save us as a species is seeing how we’re not thinking about future generations in the way we live.
I am what survives of me.
I am what survives of me.
The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms work, love and play.
The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
You've got to learn to accept the law of life, and face the fact that we disintegrate slowly.
You’ve got to learn to accept the law of life, and face the fact that we disintegrate slowly.
The fact that human conscience remains partially infantile throughout life is the core of human tragedy.
The fact that human conscience remains partially infantile throughout life is the core of human tragedy.

8 Wise Erik Erikson Quotes (WISDOM)

Hope is the enduring belief in the attainability of fervent wishes, in spite of the dark urges and rages which mark the beginning of existence. Hope is the ontogenetic basis of faith, and is nourished by the adult faith which pervades patterns of care.”

Erik Erikson
We are what we love.
We are what we love.
The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly.
The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one’s self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly.
Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.
Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.
If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way.
If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way.
Lots of old people don't get wise, but you don't get wise unless you age.
Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age.
He who is ashamed would like to force the world not to look at him, not to notice his exposure. He would like to destroy the eyes of the world.
He who is ashamed would like to force the world not to look at him, not to notice his exposure. He would like to destroy the eyes of the world.
The way you 'take history' is also a way of 'making history.'
The way you ‘take history’ is also a way of ‘making history.’

8 Erik Erikson Quotes on Children (PARENTING)

“You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what’s wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever’s in them rises to the surface in free play.”

Erik Erikson
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding, which constitutes a new hope and a new responsibility for all.
There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding, which constitutes a new hope and a new responsibility for all.
Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice.
Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords.
Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords.

“Parents must not only have certain ways of guiding by prohibition and permission, they must also be able to represent to the child a deep, almost somatic conviction that there is meaning in what they are doing.”

Erik Erikson

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