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33 Carl Rogers Quotes About Life (PSYCHOLOGY)

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“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

Carl Rogers
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.
Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.
What is most personal is most universal.
What is most personal is most universal.
A person cannot teach another person directly; a person can only facilitate another's learning.
A person cannot teach another person directly; a person can only facilitate another’s learning.
As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.
As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.

10 Inspirational Carl Rogers Quotes About Life (CHANGE)

“In my early professional 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?”

Carl Rogers
I feel happier just for being myself and letting others be themselves.
I feel happier just for being myself and letting others be themselves.
What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.
What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.
The good life is that it involves an increasing tendency to live fully in each moment.
The good life is that it involves an increasing tendency to live fully in each moment.
I believe it would be evident that for the person who was fully open to his new experience, completely without defensiveness, each moment would be new.
I believe it would be evident that for the person who was fully open to his new experience, completely without defensiveness, each moment would be new.
Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me
Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?

“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, “Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me”

Carl Rogers
People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are.
People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are.
The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others.
The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others.
Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed.
Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed.

13 Wise Carl Rogers Quotes (WISDOM)

“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”

Carl Rogers
It’s not about getting the feeling out of the mind, or hiding it, but about experiencing it with acceptance.
It’s not about getting the feeling out of the mind, or hiding it, but about experiencing it with acceptance.
The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.
The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.
Being empathetic is seeing the world through the eyes of the other, not seeing your world reflected in their eyes.
Being empathetic is seeing the world through the eyes of the other, not seeing your world reflected in their eyes.
The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
What you are to be, you are now becoming.
What you are to be, you are now becoming.

“If I let myself really understand another person, I might be changed by that understanding. And we all fear change. So as I say, it is not an easy thing to permit oneself to understand an individual.”

Carl Rogers
Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.
Man’s inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.
Neither the Bible, nor the prophets, nor the revelations of God or of men… Nothing has priority over direct experience.
Neither the Bible, nor the prophets, nor the revelations of God or of men… Nothing has priority over direct experience.
I have learned that my total organismic sensing of a situation is more trustworthy than my intellect.
I have learned that my total organismic sensing of a situation is more trustworthy than my intellect.
We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed.
We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed.
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.
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.

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