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But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
by Abraham Maslow

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

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

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

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

 

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

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

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

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.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- Abraham Maslow

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

He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

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

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

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.
- Abraham Maslow

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.
- Abraham Maslow

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

We are coming out of a century that was taught that
one way of looking at the world,
that one form of behavior, is as valid as another.
The idea of true evil has been blown away.
- Dean Koontz

Everybody experiences far more than he understands.
Yet it is experience, rather than understanding,
that influences behavior.
- Marshall McLuhan

The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody,
but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will
usually have better behavior.
- Temple Grandin

Study the public behavior of top stars and you can
detect a keen attentiveness to brand value.
- Peter Bart

In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect
is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with
the behavior of some heavy,
macroscopic object; that's how we measure it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

We are the children of our landscape;
it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure
to which we are responsive to it.
- Lawrence Durrell

Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior?
And that's so fascinating to me.
- Amy Smart

When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were
so upset by her behavior,
they literally demanded her blood.
- Glenn Close

I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
- Laurie Anderson

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio
to the number of human beings involved.
- Aldous Huxley

We're more sexually repressed than men,
having been given a much more strict puritanical code
of behavior than men ever have.
- Kate Millett

Human behavior is incredibly pliable,
plastic.
- Philip Zimbardo

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they
often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
- Julian Assange

I particularly don't want to play unmotivated behavior.
- Michael Zaslow

A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior.
Most great comics are doing such silly things;
you'd say,
'That's what a child would do.'
- Gene Wilder

Money is not our primary aim.
Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is.
- Marc Morial

Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit
as your undesired behavior was before.
- Mike Hawkins

Terrorism is a psychological warfare.
Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear,
uncertainty, and division in society.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks,
feels, or believes.
- Emily Dickinson

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace -
or at least a genuine peace -
the link between the nature of a regime and its external
behavior must be understood.
- Natan Sharansky

People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals,
needs, and motives.
- Thomas Mann

A country should be defended not by arms,
but by ethical behavior.
- Vinoba Bhave

Which, the first meeting with anybody is,
you know, everybody is on their best behavior.
It's only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out.
- Arthur Rock

Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations,
a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior
more than simple behavior,
but simple behavior is more effective.
- Warren Buffett

The behavior of men to the lower animals,
and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
- Herbert Spencer

I hope that there are no persons that would want to
think ill of me in any direction or any behavior.
- Diahann Carroll

Rational behavior requires theory.
Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
- W. Edwards Deming

To change a habit, make a conscious decision,
then act out the new behavior.
- Maxwell Maltz

Beauty set up distance between other people and me.
It warped their behavior.
- Candice Bergen

You can't legislate or litigate good,
healthy behavior but we must be willing to educate
people at an early age about the affects of unhealthy living.
- Zack Wamp

I want to apologize to all of the people I have let
down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family,
friends, co-workers, business associates and others.
- Kate Moss

Behaviors are a choice.
Feelings are sometimes out of our control.
Behavior has to do with choices.
- Randall Terry

The biological factors underlying race differences
in sports have consequences for educational achievement,
crime and sexual behavior.
- J. Philippe Rushton

The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.
- Jeffrey Tate


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