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

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- 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 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 plan on being anything less than you are capable of being,
you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Begin to define for ourselves
what it is to make a healthy choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

I define nothing.
Not beauty, not patriotism.
I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
- Bob Dylan

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

It comes down to this: black people were stripped of
our identities when we were brought here,
and it's been a quest since then to define who we are.
- Spike Lee

I grew up with too much freedom.
You can't define yourself.
- Moon Unit Zappa

All physical systems can be thought of as registering
and processing information,
and how one wishes to define computation will determine
your view of what computation consists of.
- Seth Lloyd

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

Many American Muslims are peaceful and define jihad
primarily as an internal struggle to improve.
- Marvin Olasky

We define only out of despair, we must have a formula...
to give a facade tot he void.
- Emile M. Cioran

I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't
think it's a huge responsibility.
It's part of who I am.
It does not define me.
- Oprah Winfrey

Oh Mr.Webster could never define what's being said
between your heart and mine.
- Allison Krauss

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion
or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me.
That's between me and the most high.
You know, my higher self.
The Creator.
- Erykah Badu

I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects
the player's personality.
If something defines his character, then it will also
define his way of playing.
- Vladimir Kramnik

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you,
what have your spent your whole life pursuing?
- Bo Bennett

Once you accept the existence of God -
however you define him,
however you explain your relationship to him -
then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
- Morris West

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within
this male attention and to compete with each other
for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
- Audre Lorde

My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I
could do pretty much whatever I wanted to,
that I didn't have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.
- Suzanne Vega

Well, I don't know how they define that.
But they have this Texas blues thing blown kinda out of proportion.
I am a Long John Hunter blues, before and after,
that's what I am.
- John Hunter

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that
a text displays for continuing to generate different readings,
without ever being completely consumed.
- Umberto Eco

When people say 'What are underground comics?' I think
the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved...
we didn't have anyone standing over us.
- Robert Crumb

Some people are so afraid of getting to know themselves
that they live and define their lives through the dreams and goals of others.
- Darren L. Johnson

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character.
It's not hard.
Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
- J. C. Watts

We have to define and put into practice a better,
more coherent and effective policy on income security.
- Kim Campbell

I used to think I needed a man to define myself.
Not any more.
- Capucine

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds
of material but I know it when I see it.
- Potter Stewart

Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another,
and then they punish us for it.
- Ivan Turgenev

If we had in this room a hundred teachers,
good teachers from good schools, and asked them to
define the word education,
there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser

You don't know how to love God and your neighbor unless
you look to the law to define it.
- Randall Terry

What actually makes poetry poetry is of course impossible to define.
We recognize it when we hear it, when we see it,
but we can't define it.
- Robert Morgan

If you come to fame not understanding who you are,
it will define who you are.
- Oprah Winfrey

I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.
- Thomas Kempis

If I didn't define myself for myself,
I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
- Audre Lorde

It's always the minorities who aren't a part of the
mainstream who define what the limits...
of the majority are going to be.
- Rose E. Bird

Love is so holy, so confusing.
It makes a man anxious, tormented.
Love, how can I define it?
- Gao Xingjian

The power to define the situation is the ultimate power.
- Jerry Rubin

I define success as being comfortable with yourself and your life.
And that is about as good as it gets,
really.
- Treat Williams

MS doesn't define who I am.
- Teri Garr

As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it...
you cannot do everything.
- Phillips Brooks

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten;
in the human kingdom,
define or be defined.
- Thomas Szasz

Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get
on the right side of the value divide -
how to define America as a place of the common good
and not a playground of the strong.
- Todd Gitlin

I think one's sexuality can be the center of life,
and coming out and discovering your sexuality is something
that really can define your existence.
- Mia Kirshner


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