Top 10 Abraham Maslow Quotes on Motivation & Growth

Top 10 Abraham Maslow Quotes on Motivation & Growth

Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist best known for his Maslow's hierarchy of needs to explain human motivation. According to Maslow people have a number of basic needs including the physiological needs, safety and security needs, love and belonging needs that must be met before people move up the hierarchy to pursue more social, emotional, and self-actualizing needs.

Self-actualization is a higher need in which an individual reaches his or her full potential. According to Maslow theory, if these needs are not met, an individual either becomes deeply discouraged or develops maladjusted methods for coping with feelings of inferiority and worthlessness.

Many of Maslow's quotes focus on helping people reflect on their own life. That’s why we’ve compiled some of his best quotes here for you.


Top 10 Abraham Maslow Quotes on motivation


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


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


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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 Quotes on Motivation


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


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Good psychology should include all the methodological techniques, without having loyalty to one method, one idea, or one person.


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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.


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Seeing is better than being blind, even when seeing hurts.


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The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation.



The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard.


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


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Hope these quotes inspire you. Out of all these quotes, which quote will you try to implement in your life?


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