Abraham Maslow

Literary Birthday – 1 April – Abraham Maslow


Abraham Maslow was born 1 April 1908, and died 8 June 1970.

Five Quotes

  1. If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
  2. It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.
  3. 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.
  4. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
  5. Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
  6. If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
  7. Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose.

Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist. He 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-actualisation. His works include Toward a Psychology of Being and Motivation and Personality.

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by Amanda Patterson

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