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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- 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 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 first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
- 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

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

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

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen


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