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Rollo May – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Rollo May

 

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.

– Rollo May


Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

– Rollo May


It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one’s inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.

– Rollo May


The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

– Rollo May


Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.

– Rollo May


Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.

– Rollo May


Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

– Rollo May


Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.

– Rollo May


Depression is the inability to construct a future.

– Rollo May


The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it’s not without doubt but in spite of doubt.

– Rollo May