Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970), psychologist. He is best known for his hierarchy of human needs and is oft referred to as the founder of humanistic psychology.

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

"I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." - 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. What a man can be, he must be." - Abraham Maslow

"Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose." - 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

"The way to recover the meaning of life and the worthwhileness of life is to recover the power of experience, to have impulse voices from within, and to be able to hear these impulse voices from within - and make the point : This can be done." - 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

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