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Carl Rogers
January 8, 1902 - February 4, 1987
Nationality: American
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: American Psychologist

In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?


I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.


The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.


The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.


When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.


In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.


The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.


The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.


With the price of life these days, you've got to get everything for free you can.


The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.


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