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Abraham Harold Maslow
(1 Apr 1908 - 8 Jun 1970)

American psychologist.


Science Quotes by Abraham Harold Maslow (3 quotes)

Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.
— Abraham Harold Maslow
Toward a Psychology of Being (1962, 1999), 5.
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Since my mother is the type that's called schizophrenogenic in the literature—she's the one who makes crazy people, crazy children—I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
— Abraham Harold Maslow
Quoted in Colin Wilson,New Pathways in Psychology: Maslow and the Post-Freudian Revolution (1972, 2001), 155-56.
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[Concerning] the usual contempt with which an orthodox analytic group treats all outsiders and strangers ... I urge you to think of the young psychoanalysts as your colleagues, collaborators and partners and not as spies, traitors and wayward children. You can never develop a science that way, only an orthodox church.
— Abraham Harold Maslow
Letter to a colleague (Nov 1960). In Colin Wilson, New Pathways in Psychology: Maslow and the Post-Freudian Revolution (1972, 2001), 154.
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