Abraham H. Maslow

Abraham H. Maslow

American psychologist

Lived from: 1908-1970

Category: Psychology

Quotes: Abraham H. Maslow

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    A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
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    A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
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    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.
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    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
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    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.
    Source: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1971)
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    Een eersteklas soep is creatiever dan een tweederangs schilderij.
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    Human beings seem to be far more autonomous and self-governed than modern psychological theory allows for.
    Source: Motivation and Personality (1954) p. 123
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    I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
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    I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive.
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    I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
    Source: Colin Wilson - New Pathways in Psychology
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    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.
    Source: A History of Psychology: A Global Perspective p. 431
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    If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
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