"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Abraham Maslow on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Abraham Maslow on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Abraham Maslow on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Abraham Maslow on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Abraham Maslow on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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 fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."
"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."
"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."