Growth

Carl Rogers Page

“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

George Washington Page

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

- George Washington

Source/Notes: Letter to Bushrod Washington (15 January 1783).
Morihei Ueshiba Page

“Each day of human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature's grand design - do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.”

- Morihei Ueshiba

Source/Notes: The Art of Peace (1992)
Viktor E. Frankl Page

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

- Viktor E. Frankl

Virginia Satir Page

“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”

- Virginia Satir

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Mahabharata Page

“A wound made by an arrow will cicatrize and heal; a forest felded by the axe will spring up again in new growth; but a wound made by the tongue will never heal.”

- Mahabharata

Aleister Crowley Page

“The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.”

- Aleister Crowley

Bruce Lee Page

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.”

- Bruce Lee

Source/Notes: Attributed
Leo Tolstoy Page

“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Robin Sharma Page

“Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. Failure, whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather,embrace it as the teacher that it is.”

- Robin Sharma

Source/Notes: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (1998)

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J. R. D. Tata Page

“At the Crossroads.The effective execution of a Plan is what counts and not mere planning on paper; it is not what we put on our plate or even what we eat that provides nourishment and growth, but what we digest.”

- J. R. D. Tata

Theodore Roosevelt Page

“Of all the officers of the Government, those of the Department of Justice should be kept most free from any suspicion of improper action on partisan or factional grounds, so that there shall be gradually a growth, even though a slow growth, in the knowledge that the Federal courts and the representatives of the Federal Department of Justice insist on meting out even-handed justice to all.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

Bo Bennett Page

“As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.”

- Bo Bennett

John W. Gardner Page

“We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.”

- John W. Gardner

Anonymous Page

“For me, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a synthesis of all the philosophy I've ever read, all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one's own growth.”

- Anonymous

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Harvey S. Firestone Page

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”

- Harvey S. Firestone

George Washington Page

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

- George Washington