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"I prize the privilege of being alone." ~ Carl R. Rogers

Carl Rogers

I was forced to stretch my thinking, to realize that sincere and honest people could believe in very divergent religious doctrines. ~ This Is Me

I believe that we can almost guarantee that meaningful learning will be at an absolute minimum when we prescribe what and when subjects should be learned.

Adults who think that children must be manipulated for their own good have developed the attitude of a controlling parent who lacks faith in himself, the child, or humanity or himself.

If I can listen to what he tells me, if I can understand how it seems to him if I can sense the emotional flavor which it has for him, then will be releasing the potent forces of change within him.

No one has ever taught anything to anybody.

One cannot be creative without being out there and alone; the extent of the aloneness depends on the extent of the creativity. The more creative the act, the more completely alone one is.

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

The only learning which significantly influences behavior is self discovered, self appropriated learning.

It does not help to act as though I know the answers when I do not. ~ This Is Me

It is not an easy thing to permit oneself to understand an individual, to enter thoroughly and completely and empathically into his frame of reference. It is also a rare thing.

The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others.

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.