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Toward A Psychology of Being
Abraham Maslow

1 "We both discover and uncover ourselves and also decide on what we shall be."

2 "We all have…'intrinsic conscience'. This is based upon the unconscious and preconscious perception of our own nature, of our own destiny, or our own capacities, of our own 'call' in life."

3 "In some reports, particularly of the mystic experience or the religious experience or philosophical experience, the whole of the world is seen as unity, as a single rich live entity. In other of the peak experiences, most particularly the love experience and the aesthetic experience, one small part of the world is perceived as if it were for the moment all of the world."

4 "The possibilities of human nature have customarily been sold short. Since this inner nature is good or neutral rather than bad, it is best to bring it out and to encourage it rather than to supress it. If it is permitted to guide our life, we grow healthy, fruitful and happy……even though denied, it persists underground forever pressing for actualization."

5 "Love actualizes and non-love stultifies."

6 "Man has his future within him, dynamically active at this present moment."

7 "Perception of inconsistencies, of oppositions and of flat contradictions…these seem to be products of partial cognition, and fade away with cognition of the whole."

8 "Healthy individuals make their culture more healthy. Improving individual health is one approach to making a better world."

9 "Non-love makes us blind."

10 "It would not occur to anyone to question the statement that we 'need' iodine or vitamin C. I remind you that the evidence that we 'need' love is of exactly the same type."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite