Rollo May

Rollo May

was an American existential psychologist
Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. ... One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can "be", that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.More Rollo May quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.More Rollo May quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Evil, in this system of ethics, is that which tears apart, shuts out the other person, raises barriers, sets people against each other.More Rollo May quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When inward life dries up, when feeling decreases and apathy increases, when one cannot affect or even genuinely touch another person, violence flares up as a daimonic necessity for contact, a mad drive forcing touch in the most direct way possible.More Rollo May quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many people feel they are powerless to do anything effective with their lives. It takes courage to break out of the settled mold, but most find conformity more comfortable. This is why the opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity.More Rollo May quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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