Abraham Maslow Quotes


Information about Abraham Maslow

Offering a fresh perspective on psychology with his hierarchy of human needs, Abraham Maslow was one of the first psychologists to focus on what makes a mind healthy rather than ill. His theories have given rise to numerous new therapies and his idea of authentic self the part of the individual that seeks growth is considered a foundation of the humanist movement. Maslow initially went to …

Date of Birth: April 01, 1908
Date of Death: August 06, 1970


Found 61 quotes by Abraham Maslow .
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"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail." Abraham Maslow
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"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Abraham Maslow
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"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
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"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." Abraham Maslow
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"When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail." Abraham Maslow
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"A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting" Abraham Maslow
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"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short." Abraham Maslow
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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." Abraham Maslow
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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." Abraham Maslow
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"If both the physiological and the safety needs are fairly well gratified, then there will emerge love and affection and belongingness needs, and the whole cycle already described will repeat itself with this new centre. Now the person will feel keenl" Abraham Maslow
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"To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow
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"Man is ultimately not molded or shaped into humanness. The environment does not give him potentialities and capacities; he has them in inchoate or embryonic form, just exactly as he has embryonic arms and legs. And creativeness, spontaneity, selfhood" Abraham Maslow
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"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
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American Psychologist    Failure   

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"And yet there are also other regressive, fearful, self-diminishing tendencies as well, and it is very easy to forget them in our intoxication with `personal growth', especially for inexperienced youngsters. We must appreciate that many people choose" Abraham Maslow
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"We may define therapy as a search for value." Abraham Maslow
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"Even if all these needs are satisfied, we may still often, if not always, expect that a new discontent and restlessness will soon develop, unless the individual is doing what he is fitted for. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet" Abraham Maslow
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"The desire to know and to understand are themselves connotative, i.e. have a striving character, and are as much personality needs as the `basic needs' we have already discussed." Abraham Maslow
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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." Abraham Maslow
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"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." Abraham Maslow
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"What conditions of work, what kinds of work, what kinds of management, and what kinds of reward or pay will help human stature to grow healthy, to its fuller and fullest stature ? Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of hum" Abraham Maslow
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"To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail." Abraham Maslow
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