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We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves,
by 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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
- Anonymous

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia


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