Abraham Maslow
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"Abraham Harold Maslow" was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Maslow was a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research and Columbia University. He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a "bag of symptoms."

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

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

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

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

I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.

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

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.

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

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.

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

It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, treat everything as if it were a nail.