Who the heck is Abraham Maslow?

American psychologist known for Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Books by Abraham Maslow

Quotes by Abraham Maslow

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.”

Abraham Maslow

“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.”

Abraham Maslow

“If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.”

Abraham Maslow

“If the essential core of the person is denied or suppressed, he gets sick sometimes in obvious ways, sometimes in subtle ways, sometimes immediately, sometimes later.”

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

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”

Abraham Maslow

“It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.”

Abraham Maslow

“Obviously the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do.”

Abraham Maslow

“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.”

Abraham Maslow

“Seeing is better than being blind, even when seeing hurts.”

Abraham Maslow Toward a Psychology of Being

“The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard.”

Abraham Maslow

“To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”

Abraham Maslow

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

Abraham Maslow