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Abraham Maslow (Psychologist)

Does health mean being symptom-free? I deny it.
Abraham Maslow health
I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
Abraham Maslow you
Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose.
Abraham Maslow war
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow war
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
Abraham Maslow art
Human beings seem to be far more autonomous and self-governed than modern psychological theory allows for.
Abraham Maslow self
The study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy. The study of self-actualizing people must be the basis for a more universal science of psychology
Abraham Maslow philosophy
The best product should be bought, the best man should be rewarded more. Interfering factors which befuddle this triumph of virtue, justice, truth, and efficiency, etc., should be kept to an absolute minimum or should approach zero as a limit.
Abraham Maslow truth
If swindling pays, then it will not stop. The definition of the good society is one in which virtue pays. I can now add a slight variation on this; you cannot have a good society unless virtue pays. But here we get very close to the whole subject of metaneeds, and also of the ideal conditions where dichotomies are resolved and transcended.
Abraham Maslow society
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
Abraham Maslow women
Laugh at what you hold sacred, and still hold it sacred.
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
The way to recover theand 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.
Abraham Maslow life
You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.
Abraham Maslow war
One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious.
Abraham Maslow life
For our chronically and extremely hungry man, Utopia can be defined simply as a place where there is plenty of food. He tends to think that, if only he is guaranteed food for the rest of his life, he will be perfectly happy and will never want anything more. Life itself tends to be defined in terms of eating. Freedom, love, community feeling, respect, philosophy, may all be waved aside as fripperies that are useless since they fail to fill the stomach. Such a man may fairly be said to live by bread alone. It cannot possibly be denied that such things are true, but their generality can be denied. Emergency conditions are, almost by definition, rare in the normally functioning peaceful society.
Abraham Maslow love
Secrecy, censorship, dishonesty, and blocking of communication threaten all the basic needs.
Abraham Maslow honesty
The good or healthy society would then be defined as one that permitted people's highest purposes to emerge by satisfying all their basic needs.
Abraham Maslow people
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This term, first coined by , is being used in this paper in a much more specific and limited fashion. It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.
Abraham Maslow art
Love, safety, belongingness and respect from other people are almost panaceas for the situational disturbances and even for some of the mild character disturbances.
Abraham Maslow people
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
Abraham Maslow war
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow you
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Abraham Maslow man
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

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