Quotes by Carl Rogers

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
- Carl Rogers
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
- Carl Rogers
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
- Carl Rogers
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With the price of life these days, you've got to get everything for free you can.
- Carl Rogers
When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
- Carl Rogers
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers
The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
- Carl Rogers
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.
- Carl Rogers
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.
- Carl Rogers
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
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