Rollo May Quotes

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Born: April 21, 1909, Ada, Ohio, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Tiburon, California, USA, October 22, 1994
Occupation: Author

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
- Rollo May

Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
- Rollo May

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
- Rollo May

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Rollo May

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
- Rollo May

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
- Rollo May

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
- Rollo May

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
- Rollo May

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
- Rollo May

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