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Abraham Maslow Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jun 2021
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Live For The Moment
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
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.
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.
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.
A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
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
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
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
To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
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
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.
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.
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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