Quotes by Abraham H. Maslow

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Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908 June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist. He is mostly noted today for his proposal of a hierarchy of human needs.

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What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering
Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.

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