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Abraham H. Maslow Quotes

(1908-1970), American Psychologist

To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.

Category: Adaptability

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

Category: Change

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

Category: Mind

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.

Category: Peace

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Category: Perspective

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering

Category: Possibilities

We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.

Category: Potential

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

Category: Self-actualization

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.

Category: Self-knowledge

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.

Category: Unhappiness