Carl Rogers

American psychologist

Lived from: 1902-1987

Category: Psychology

Quotes: Carl Rogers

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    I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
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    In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
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    In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
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    One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset... I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a little more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color...' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds.
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    The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
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    The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
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    The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
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    The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
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    The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
    Source: On becoming a person: a therapists view of psychotherapy (1961 edition), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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    When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard. I have deeply appreciated the times that I have experienced this sensitive, empathic, concentrated listening.
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    When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
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    With the price of life these days, you've got to get everything for free you can.
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