Carl Rogers Quotes (15 Quotes)

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

    It would not take very long to recoup our money, ... It would be a very short payback.

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

    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.

    Then we got another letter saying, 'OK, we're back in the business. Then we started going back to Lubbock. But then about a week later, around the end of the year, we were notified that they were sending out contract amendments that in our case was going to change our base price for an autopsy -- we had a contract that was only two months old at the time -- that they were going to raise those contract costs over 100 percent.

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

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

    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?

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

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

    If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

    The relationship which I have found helpful is characterized by a sort of transparency on my part, in which my real feelings are evident by an acceptance of this other person as a separate person with value in his own right and by a deep empathic understanding which enables me to see his private world through his eyes.

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

    We will also be trying to circulate copies overseas, particularly in Denmark, where people are really keen on walking.

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