Abraham Maslow Quotes
You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive.
There are no perfect human beings! Persons can be found who are good, very good indeed, in fact, great. There do in fact exist creators, seers, sages, saints, shakers, and movers...even if they are uncommon and do not come by the dozen. And yet these very same people can at times be boring, irritating, petulant, selfish, angry, or depressed. To avoid disillusionment with human nature, we must first give up our illusions about it.
To the extent that language forces experiences into categories it is a screen between reality and the human being... Therefore, while using language, as we must of necessity, we should be aware of its shortcomings.
As children look out upon the world with wide, uncritical, undemanding, innocent eyes, simply noting and observing what is the case, without either arguing the matter or demanding that it be otherwise, so do self-actualizing people tend to look upon human nature in themselves and in others.
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