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Rollo May Quotes and Sayings
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The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

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Care is a state in which something does matter;
it is the source of human tenderness.
- Rollo May

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development.
It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
- Rollo May

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by
no means an antagonistic one.
Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
- Rollo May

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Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself.
- Rollo May

Courage is not the absence of despair;
it is,
rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
- Rollo May


 

One does not become fully human painlessly.
- Rollo May

Communication leads to community, that is,
to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
- Rollo May

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life
comes from what we care about.
- Rollo May

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Rollo May

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause,
to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
- Rollo May

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster
when we have lost our way.
- Rollo May

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom,
to move on in one's inward journey into new realms,
than to stand defiantly for outer freedom.
It is often easier to play the martyr,
as it is to be rash in battle.
- Rollo May

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life,
for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling
our natures as human beings.
It is based on the experience of one's identity as
a being of worth and dignity.
- Rollo May

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood;
it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being,
which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
- Rollo May

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

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

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

We're actors.
We're the opposite of people.
- Tom Stoppard

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
- Gertrude Stein

Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music.
It's exactly the same.
- Bill Laswell

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis
will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed.
It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors.
- Paul Schrader

My observation is that after one hundred and twenty
years of modernisation since the opening of the country,
present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
- Kenzaburo Oe

I'm nothing more than what you actually see,
but I am also the complete opposite.
- Keren Ann

It always amazed me that he was able to do it,
and that Orson Welles was able to do it.
I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite -
polar opposites.
- Mark Rydell

Art is not about thinking something up.
It is the opposite - getting something down.
- Julia Cameron

Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite.
Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
- Quentin Crisp

The wise have always said the same things,
and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of
the dominant culture today.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I can't fly a flag for monogamy or whatever the opposite is;
it depends on the person and on the situation.
- Sting

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation,
namely an imitation of its opposite.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder.
- Rudolf Arnheim

And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition,
with the women to the left and the men to the right,
as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
- Henry Lawson

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is,
for me, the most exciting sort of story to write.
The viewer thinks it's going to be about something
and it does the opposite.
- Nigel Kneale

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The opposite for courage is not cowardice,
it is conformity.
Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
- Jim Hightower

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
- Paul Tillich

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program
and we need to cut welfare.
Just the opposite!
We need more welfare and fewer jobs.
- Jerry Brown

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything
I did not like would have an opposite,
which I would like.
- Coco Chanel

If and when we get married, only a completely opposite system will prevail.
- David O. Selznick

If someone gives you so-called good advice,
do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right
thing nine out of 10 times.
- Anselm Feuerbach

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives.
It's supposed to help us communicate,
but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.
- Tracy Chapman

It's a character I've created.
Actually, that's pretty much the opposite of me,
off a farm in the Midwest.
- Douglas Wilson

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me,
a lonely you.
- Richard Wilbur

We never fully grasp the import of any true statement
until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
- William James

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

Also, I have found that I really like to work in English.
It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite
of what I thought it would be like.
- Olivier Martinez

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.
A good writer turns fact into truth;
a bad writer will,
more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee

Lovers have a way of using this word,
nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
- Honore de Balzac

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking
to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
- Oliver Herford


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