Quotes by Abraham Maslow
- A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
- 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.
- Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
- If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as 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.
- 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.
- The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.
- The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
- We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
- What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.