Abraham Maslow Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Abraham Maslow quotes and Abraham Maslow sayings, and Abraham Maslow proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth mustbe chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."

"I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."

"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."

"If he is to be ultimately at peace with himself, what a man can be, he must be."

"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."

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

"It is as necessary for man to live in beauty rather than ugliness as it is necessary for him to have food for an aching belly or rest for a weary body."

"Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be."

"Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth."

"Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation."

"Education can become a self-fulfilling activity, liberating in and of itself."

"What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization."

"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."

"We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."

"Good psychology should include all the methodological techniques, without having loyalty to one method, one idea, or one person."

"Work is that which you dislike doing but perform for the sake of external rewards. At school, this takes the form of grades. In society, it means money, status, privilege."

"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."

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."

"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."

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."

"If you think only of evil, then you become pessimistic and hopeless like Freud. But if you think there is no evil, then you’re just one more deluded Pollyanna."

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