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Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
by Abraham Maslow

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Related topics: Values Inspirational Gratitude Thanks Simplicity Simple-Living Appreciation

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

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

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

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If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

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

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
- Abraham Maslow

 

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

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being,
then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
- Abraham Maslow

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- Abraham Maslow

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

What a man can be, he must be.
This need we call self-actualization.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security,
and they will give affection and be secure in their
feelings and their behavior.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

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.
- Abraham Maslow

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

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

One's only rival is one's own potentialities.
One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities.
In this sense, every man can be a king,
and must therefore be treated like a king.
- Abraham Maslow

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.
- Abraham Maslow

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.
- Abraham Maslow

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Now, if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could lower your wand.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't
recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
Freedom is like that. It's like air.
When you have it, you don't notice it.
- Boris Yeltsin

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

The themes Poe used were universal and timeless.
As long as the English language exists at all,
we will be able to appreciate what he did.
It will not age!
It will not become dated!
- John Astin

I appreciate men like Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins very much.
- Stan Getz

The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate.
- Ronald Blythe

Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit,
posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate
the beauty with which this world is endowed.
- James Dean

You should also appreciate the goodness around you,
and surround yourself with positive people.
- Nadia Comaneci

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

I think it's a great thing to have failed in life and
then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something,
because then you appreciate it more.
- Shirley Manson

I have been able to get a small audience.
It's not the huge audience, but it's enough to make it possible to play.
I appreciate that.
- Lee Konitz

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator.
It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that,
it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
- Erykah Badu

I appreciate the people there thinking about me,
and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion.
- Raymond Berry

There are a lot of great actresses out there.
You learn to appreciate each one for what they offer.
- Victoria Pratt

To appreciate heaven well, it's good for a person to
have some fifteen minutes of hell.
- Will Carleton

You've got to appreciate the things that come from
the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down.
- William Christopher Handy

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world.
Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.
- Tyra Banks

I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly
do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably
one of the things I need to work on,
building a bit of time for myself.
- Orlando Bloom

Everybody doesn't have to get every joke.
People really appreciate not being condescended to.
- Matt Groening

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time,
especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar,
and difficult to appreciate.
- Peter D. Mitchell

I've experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows.
I think to really appreciate anything you have to be
at both ends of the spectrum.
- John Elway

I knew Childress was going to help me because my crew told me on the radio.
I really appreciate what Richard did,
but that is typical of people in this sport.
- Cale Yarborough

To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate,
to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine
a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
- Henry James

And by the same token, I appreciate math,
because I can't do math.
If I have to read a map or figure out the tip on a restaurant bill,
I might start to tear up a little bit.
- Thomas Wilson

I appreciate Eight is Enough.
It made me recognizable.
- Dick Van Patten


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