Monday, October 25, 2004

Abraham Maslow quotes

“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization.”

"Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family."

“Whereas the average individuals "often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are," self-actualizing individuals have "superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general.”

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.”

"To avoid disillusionment with human nature, we must first give up our illusions about it.”

I might have to read him more once my course has finished. I think on a similar frequency.

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