Rollo May Quotes

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

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

Depression is the inability to construct a future.

It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.

Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don’t find themselves at all.

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.

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.

Creativity is not merely a solitary journey. It is a collaboration between one’s own imagination and the collective wisdom and experiences of others.

The more we try to avoid suffering, the more we suffer, because we are also avoiding the growth that comes from facing challenges head-on.

Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess.

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Finding meaning involves synthesizing one’s own unique individuality with the demands and opportunities of the wider world.

It is the duty of every individual to understand themselves and to find their own unique way of contributing to the world.

Only honest self-reflection can lead to true personal growth and transformation.

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.

The only way to find true happiness is to be true to yourself, to live authentically, and to pursue your passions without fear.

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

It is in our vulnerability that we truly connect with others and experience genuine intimacy.

To experience true love, we must be willing to risk rejection and open ourselves up to the possibility of being hurt.

The challenge of modern life is to find a balance between our need for solitude and our need for connection.

Our society often values productivity over self-care, but true success is found in achieving a healthy balance between the two.

The greatest danger in modern society is not failure, but the fear of failure that holds us back from taking risks and pursuing our dreams.

The pursuit of perfection is a futile endeavor. True happiness lies in embracing our imperfections and learning to love ourselves as we are.

We often fear the unknown, but it is in embracing the unknown that we discover new possibilities and reach our full potential.

Life is not meant to be lived in a state of constant busyness. Take time to slow down, reflect, and appreciate the beauty of the present moment.

It is through facing our fears and overcoming challenges that we find the strength within ourselves to grow and evolve.

True strength is not found in power or dominance, but in vulnerability and emotional resilience.

The pursuit of material wealth may bring temporary happiness, but true fulfillment comes from living a life of purpose and meaning.

The key to finding happiness is not in acquiring more possessions, but in cultivating gratitude for what we already have.

We are not defined by our past mistakes, but by how we choose to learn from them and move forward.

Don’t be afraid to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone. Growth and transformation happen outside of our familiar boundaries.

The most significant changes in life often occur when we are pushed to our limits.

Acceptance is not about resigning oneself to a situation, but about acknowledging reality and finding the inner strength to adapt and move forward.

True courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to act in spite of fear.

Happiness is not a destination to be reached, but a journey to be embraced.

The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.

To find fulfillment, we must discover and pursue our passions, even if they may seem unconventional or impractical to others.

Life’s challenges are not meant to break us, but to build us into stronger and more resilient individuals.

Authenticity is the key to genuine connection and meaningful relationships.

The pursuit of success should not come at the expense of our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

We must not let the opinions of others dictate our self-worth. Our value is inherent and cannot be defined by external validation.

Life is too short to waste on regret. Instead, focus on learning from past mistakes and making the most of the present moment.

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