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Gordon W. Allport Quotes

Given a thimbleful of [dramatic] facts we rush to make generalizations as large as a tub.
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So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.

— Gordon W. Allport

Given a thimbleful of [dramatic] facts we rush to make generalizations as large as a tub.

— Gordon W. Allport

Love received and love given comprise the best form of therapy.

— Gordon W. Allport

Self-love, it is obvious, remains always positive and active in our natures.

— Gordon W. Allport

We cannot know the young child's personality by studying his systems of interest, for his attention is as yet too labile, his reactions impulsive, and interests unformed. From adolescence onward, however, the surest clue to personality is the hierarchy of interests, including the loves and loyalties of adult life.

— Gordon W. Allport

The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others.

— Gordon W. Allport

The surest way to lose truth is to pretend that one already wholly possesses it.

— Gordon W. Allport

It is not that we have class prejudice, but only that we find comfort and ease in our own class. And normally there are plenty of people of our own class, or race, or religion to play, live, and eat with, and to marry.

— Gordon W. Allport

Scarcely anyone ever wants to be anybody else. However handicapped or unhappy he feels himself, he would not change places with other more fortunate mortals.

— Gordon W. Allport

The primary problem in the psychology of becoming is to account for the transformation by which the unsocialized infant becomes an adult with structured loves, hates, loyalties, and interests, capable of taking his place in a complexly ordered society.

— Gordon W. Allport

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