34 Carl Rogers Quotes For All Budding Psychologists

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Carl R. Rogers was an American psychologist who is well-known for studying the humanistic approach in terms of psychology.

“An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn’t try,” as Jen Knox said, it takes patience and ability to understand the world of psychology. Carl Rogers was indeed a great contributor to psychology therapy and theories that gave a whole new insight to the budding psychologists.

He studied and was one of the founders of humanistic psychology and introduced many therapies around it. Here are the best Carl Rogers quotes to get a better approach towards psychotherapy. If you like these Carl Rogers quotes, do not forget to check out our selection of Erich Fromm quotes and Sigmund Freud quotes.

Best Carl Rogers Quotes On Empathy

All Carl Rogers quotes encourage one to go for self-introspection and learn the skills to control the state of mind. Here are the best Carl Rogers quotes to help you get better insights into the world of psychology.

Carl Rogers quotes are read by people all over the world.

1. “Over the years, however, the research evidence keeps piling up, and it points strongly to the conclusion that a high degree of empathy in a relationship is possibly the most potent and certainly one of the most potent factors in bringing about change and learning.”

- Carl Rogers.

2. “Empathy is the listener's effort to hear the other person deeply, accurately, and non-judgmentally. Empathy involves skillful reflective listening that clarifies and amplifies the person’s own experiencing and meaning, without imposing the listener’s own material.”

- Carl Rogers.

3. “We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.”

- Carl Rogers.

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

- Carl Rogers.

5. “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying,  ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.’ I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

- Carl Rogers.

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

- Carl Rogers.

7. “As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.”

- Carl Rogers.

8. “When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations, deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”

- Carl Rogers.

9. “When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good. . . . When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on.”

- Carl Rogers.

10. “Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and ourselves, a kind of attuning and understanding. When empathy is extended, it satisfies our needs and wishes for intimacy, it rescues us from our feelings of aloneness.”

- Carl Rogers.

11. “Powerful is our need to be known, really known by ourselves and others, even if only for a moment.”

- Carl Rogers.

Amazing Carl Rogers Quotes

Carl Rogers is known for the client-centered approach of his work. Check out some of the most amazing quotes by Carl Rogers in order to help you in becoming a person who is compassionate. There are also some of the best Carl Rogers quotes from 'On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy'.

Carl Rogers quotes help with the personal growth of individuals.

12. “Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?”

- Carl Rogers.

13. “I realize that if I were stable and steady and static, I would be living death. So I accept confusion and uncertainty and fear and emotional highs and lows because they are the price I willingly pay for a flowing, perplexing, exciting life.”

- Carl Rogers.

14. “It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard.”

- Carl Rogers.

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

- Carl Rogers.

16. “It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried. It began to occur to me that unless I had a need to demonstrate my own cleverness and learning, I would do better to rely upon the client for the direction of movement in the process.”

- Carl Rogers.

17. “It’s not about getting the feeling out of the mind, or hiding it, but about experiencing it with acceptance.”

- Carl Rogers.

18. “Being empathetic is seeing the world through the eyes of the other, not seeing your world reflected in their eyes.”

- Carl Rogers.

19. “What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.”

- Carl Rogers.

20. “Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming me.”

- Carl Rogers.

21. “One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset.”

- Carl Rogers.

22. “In my early professionals 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.

23. “A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.”

- Carl Rogers.

Wise Carl Rogers Quotes

Here are some of the wisest Carl Rogers quotes including a few from his most popular work 'On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy' to help you take the wise steps in your life.

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

- Carl Rogers.

25. “It is not that this focus of power to the person, it is that it never takes it away.”

- Carl Rogers.

26. “Life, at its best, is a fluid and changing process in which nothing is fixed.”

- Carl Rogers.

27. “I have gradually come to one negative conclusion about the good life. It seems to me that the good life is not any fixed state.”

- Carl Rogers.

28. “What is most personal is most universal.”

- Carl Rogers.

29. “There is direction but there is no destination.”

- Carl Rogers.

30. “The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.”

- Carl Rogers.

31. “With the price of life these days, you've got to get everything for free you can.”

- Carl Rogers.

32. “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.

33. “When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.”

- Carl Rogers.

34. “A person’s real need, a most terrible need, is for someone to listen…not as a ‘patient’ but as a human soul. To listen well is to respond to a great human yearning.”

- Carl Rogers.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Carl Rogers quotes, then why not take a look at William James quotes, or Erik Erikson quotes.

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