Abraham Maslow Quotes

By Alan Reiner – July 8, 2024

‘What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.’ – Abraham Maslow

‘The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.’ – Abraham Maslow

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

‘What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.’ – 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 story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.’ – 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

‘The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.’ – 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

‘A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.’ – Abraham Maslow