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What is necessary to change a person is
by Abraham Maslow

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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Self Perspective

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Don't be dismayed by good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
- Richard Bach

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others
see things as you see them.
- Aristotle Onassis

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
- Voltaire

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of
the hygiene of older people,
and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
- Logan P. Smith

A man who suffers before it is necessary,
suffers more than is necessary.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Calvin Coolidge

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

If human beings are fundamentally good,
no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad,
any government, being composed of human beings,
would be bad also.
- Fred Woodworth

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Philanthropy is commendable,
but it must not cause the philanthropist
to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice
which make philanthropy necessary.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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