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.
Education can become a self-fulfilling activity, liberating in and of itself.
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.
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.
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.
Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.
It is as necessary for man to live in beauty rather than ugliness as it is necessary for him to have food for an aching belly or rest for a weary body.
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
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.
Good psychology should include all the methodological techniques, without having loyalty to one method, one idea, or one person.
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.