Abraham Maslow Quotes

- Notable Abraham Maslow Quotes Index -

Born: April 1, 1908, Brooklyn
Birth Country: USA
Died: Menlo Park, California, June 8, 1970
Occupation: Academic

1.
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

2.
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.
- Abraham Maslow

3.
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.
- Abraham Maslow

4.
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

5.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

6.
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

7.
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.
- Abraham Maslow

8.
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.
- Abraham Maslow

9.
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
- Abraham Maslow

10.
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
- Abraham Maslow

11.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

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