Best Quotes by Abraham Maslow (Top 10)

  1. To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
  2. I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
  3. One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
  4. If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
  5. I can feel guilty about the past, Apprehensive about the future,but only in the present can I act.The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
  6. You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.
  7. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
  8. Let people realize clearly that every time they threaten someone or humiliate or unnecessarily hurt or dominate or reject another human being, they become forces for the creation of psychopathology, even if these be small forces. Let them recognize that every person who is kind, helpful, decent, psychologically democratic, affectionate, and warm, is a psychotheraputic force, even though a small one.
  9. If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
  10. Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.

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