Abraham Maslow Quotes

46 Abraham Maslow quotes:

"If both the physiological and the safety needs are fairly well gratified, then there will emerge love and affection and belongingness needs, and the whole cycle already described will repeat itself with this new centre. Now the person will feel keenl"
Author: Maslow Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"The fact is that people are good, if only their fundamental wishes are satisfied, their wish for affection and security. Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior."
"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."
"There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige (defining it as respect or es"
Author: Maslow Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings."
Author: Maslow Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"It is too simple to say `man is basically good' or `man is basically evil'. The correct way would be to say `man can become good (probably) and better and better, under a hierarchy of better and better conditions, but also it is very easy, even easie"
Author: Maslow Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"The way to recover the meaning of life and the worthwhileness of life is to recover the power of experience, to have impulse voices from within, and to be able to hear these impulse voices from within - and make the point : This can be done."
Author: Maslow Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail."
"If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life."
"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
"When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail."
"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short."
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
"If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up."
"To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail."
"One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king."
"We may define therapy as a search for value."
"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication."
"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life."

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