"Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Rollo May on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Rollo May on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Rollo May on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Rollo May on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Rollo May on Mahatma Gandhi
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
"Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair."
"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
"It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle."
"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."