• It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way

    Rollo May
  • Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all

    Rollo May
  • In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone

    Rollo May
  • Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. ... One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can "be", that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves

    Rollo May
  • The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt. (p. 21)

    Rollo May
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