Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow

Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization.

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Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion for the real and for the truth.

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.

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.

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.

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.

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.

What a man can be he must be. This need we call self-actualization.

We may define therapy as a search for value.

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

A musician must make music an artist must paint a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.

If you only have a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail.

I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.

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.

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.

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.

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