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Rollo May Quotes and Sayings

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The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

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Courage is not the absence of despair;
it is,
rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
- Rollo May

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life
comes from what we care about.
- Rollo May

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by
no means an antagonistic one.
Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
- Rollo May

 

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Rollo May

Communication leads to community, that is,
to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
- Rollo May

If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself.
- Rollo May

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Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development.
It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
- Rollo May

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause,
to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
- Rollo May

Care is a state in which something does matter;
it is the source of human tenderness.
- Rollo May

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

One does not become fully human painlessly.
- Rollo May

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster
when we have lost our way.
- Rollo May

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life,
for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling
our natures as human beings.
It is based on the experience of one's identity as
a being of worth and dignity.
- Rollo May

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood;
it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being,
which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
- Rollo May

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom,
to move on in one's inward journey into new realms,
than to stand defiantly for outer freedom.
It is often easier to play the martyr,
as it is to be rash in battle.
- Rollo May

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
- Horace

Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me,
a lonely you.
- Richard Wilbur

I would love to have a part opposite a great actor -
like,
say, Pacino or De Niro or Hoffman.
And to work with a top director.
That's my dream.
- Jon Lovitz

I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are
really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite
sex or have other emotional problems.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw
a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
- Jack Kerouac

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis
will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed.
It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors.
- Paul Schrader

Lovers have a way of using this word,
nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
- Honore de Balzac

Quite the opposite.
I might fall on my face, but I feel born again.
- Richard Foreman

People are scared to death of dying.
I am the opposite.
- Taylor Caldwell

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity,
while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
- Paul Gauguin

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.
It is not.
It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel

We never fully grasp the import of any true statement
until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
- William James

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice,
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

You can say the opposite of something you've said but
you can't do the opposite of something you've done.
- Jose Bergamin

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived
to be constant companions.
- Pierre Charron

The truth is balance.
However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance,
may not be a lie.
- Susan Sontag

In society, one doesn't tell the truth,
one tells the exact opposite.
- Nelson Eddy

But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way,
starting with sounds and melodies.
- Jim Coleman

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation,
namely an imitation of its opposite.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The opposite of war is not peace, it's creation.
- Jonathan Larson

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet:
there's always one determined to face in an opposite
direction from the way the arranger desires.
- Marcelene Cox

Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition,
it has to be, if there's joy there's its opposite,
and it's something you ride if you possibly can.
- Bob Geldof

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is
probably one extra help from God to bring you together,
but that's it.
All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
- Joan Chen

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

Whenever a situation develops to its extreme,
it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.
- Frank Capra

It used to be said that when the U.S.
sneezed, the world caught a cold.
The opposite is equally true today.
- Larry Summers

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of
the dominant culture today.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life,
specifically Southern small town life,
and I think that this movie does the opposite.
- Josh Lucas

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

The internet is a total inversion of television.
It's the opposite.
- Joel Hodgson

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex;
even when it was good,
it was lousy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman


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