Peter Block:

  • “A shift in the world begins with a shift in our thinking. Shifting our thinking does not change the world, but it creates a condition where a shift in the world becomes possible.”

  • “As long as we wish for safety, we will have difficulty pursuing what matters.”

  • “The price of change is measured by our will and courage, our persistence in the face of difficulty.”

  • “The goal is to balance a life that works with a life that counts.”



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

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

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

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


Marvin Weisbord:

  • “Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement.”


Abe Maslow:

  • “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”

  • “What a [person] can be, [they[ must be. This need we call self-actualization.”

  • “Seeing is better than being blind, even when seeing hurts.”

  • “One can choose to go back to safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen, again and again, fears overcome again and again.”


Albert Bandura:

  • “Humans are producers of their life circumstance, not just products of them.”
  • “People not only gain understanding through reflection, they evaluate and alter their own thinking.”


Gregory Bateson:

  • “Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction.”
  • “All experience is subjective.”

Steve Jobs:

  • “Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

  • “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night knowing we’ve done something wonderful; that’s what matters to me.”

  • Be a yardstick of quality. Most people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”


Fritz Perls:

  • “Anxiety is the gap between now and later.”

  • “Teaching means to show a person that something is possible”

  • “I have one aim only: to impart a fraction of the meaning of the word now.”


Robin Williams:

  • “I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.”


Thomas Szasz:

  • Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”


Charlie Tart:

  • Becoming deeply oneself is the path to personal liberation.”


Virginia Satir:

  • “We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.”


Malcom Gladwell:

  • The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts.”


George Friedman:

  • “Conventional analysis suffers from a profound failure of imagination. It imagines passing clouds to be permanent and is blind to powerful, long-term shifts taking place in full view of the world.”