1908-1970, American Psychologist
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Peace]
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.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Self-knowledge]
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Perspective]
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 H. Maslow – [Unhappiness]
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering
Abraham H. Maslow – [Possibilities]
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Mind]
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Adaptability]
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Potential]
What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Self-actualization]
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham H. Maslow – [Change]