Best Quotes by Carl Rogers (Top 10)

  1. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
  2. Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.
  3. The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
  4. The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
  5. In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
  6. In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
  7. I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
  8. The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
  9. If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.
  10. The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.