Quotes by Abraham Maslow

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

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

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.

Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.

He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.

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.

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.

We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.