If I were a Negro, I'd be fighting, as Martin Luther King fought, for human recognition and justice. I'd rather go down with my flag flying. If you're weak or crippled, or you can't speak out or fight back in some way, then people don't hesitate to treat you badly.

Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow

Profession: Psychologist
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

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

The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side... It has revealed to us much about man's shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.

If you think only of evil, then you become pessimistic and hopeless like Freud. But if you think there is no evil, then you're just one more deluded Pollyanna.

Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.

With a tree, all the growth takes place at the growing tips. Humanity is exactly the same. All the growth takes place in the growing tip: among that one percent of the population. It's made up of pioneers, the beginners. That's where the action is.

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

Being a full human being is difficult, frightening, and problematical.

We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.

To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit every problem looks like a nail.

If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.

I'm someone who likes plowing new ground, then walking away from it. I get bored easily. For me, the big thrill comes with the discovering.

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.

Rioting is a childish way of trying to be a man, but it takes time to rise out of the hell of hatred and frustration and accept that to be a man you don't have to riot.