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Abraham Maslow (Psychologist)

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that youll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
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To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.
Abraham Maslow man
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.
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If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, Id still swim. And Id despise the one who gave up.
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We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
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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.
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Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
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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.
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During all my first twenty years, I was depressed, terribly unhappy, lonely, isolated (and self-rejecting).
Abraham Maslow self
We may define therapy as a search for value.
Abraham Maslow value
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
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I have come to think of this humanist trend in psychology as a revolution in the truest, oldest sense of the word; the sense in which Galileo, Darwin, Einstein, Freud and Marx made revolutions, i.e. new ways of perceiving and thinking, new images of
Abraham Maslow psychology
If you treat your children at home in the same way you treat your animals in the lab, your wife will scratch your eyes out. My wife ferociously warned me against experimenting on her babies.
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A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
Abraham Maslow art
Ones only rival is ones own potentialities. Ones only failure is failing to live up to ones own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Abraham Maslow failure
What conditions of work, what kinds of work, what kinds of management, and what kinds of reward or pay will help human stature to grow healthy, to its fuller and fullest stature ? Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of hum
Abraham Maslow war
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
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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
Abraham Maslow love
I was awfully curious to find out why I didnt go insane.
Abraham Maslow
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow you
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow you
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
Abraham Maslow life
It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
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To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Abraham Maslow man
What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
Abraham Maslow self
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow war
When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail.
Abraham Maslow art
A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
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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.
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He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
Abraham Maslow good
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
Abraham Maslow evil
Man is ultimately not molded or shaped into humanness. The environment does not give him potentialities and capacities; he has them in inchoate or embryonic form, just exactly as he has embryonic arms and legs. And creativeness, spontaneity, selfhood
Abraham Maslow men
The growing tip is a small proportion of mankind. They will carry on. As a matter of fact, that is what is happening with the whole humanistic synthesis now; the groundbreaking is done by a few people, and most of the stuff is just routine or mediocr
Abraham Maslow people
Even when adults do feel their safety to be threatened, we may not be able to see this on the surface. Infants will react in a fashion as if they were endangered, if they are disturbed or dropped suddenly, startled by loud noises, flashing light, or
Abraham Maslow art
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.
Abraham Maslow people
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
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The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow men
Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing.
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The desire to know and to understand are themselves connotative, i.e. have a striving character, and are as much personality needs as the basic needs we have already discussed.
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Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. With the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of c
Abraham Maslow war
If you love the truth, youll trust it - that is, you will expect it to be good, beautiful, perfect, orderly, etc., in the long run, not necessarily in the short run.
Abraham Maslow love
A child wants some kind of undisrupted routine or rhythm. He seems to want a predictable, orderly world. For instance, injustice, unfairness or inconsistency in the parents seems to make a child feel anxious and unsafe. This attitude may not be so mu.
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The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
Abraham Maslow women

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