Top 27 M. Scott Peck Quotes

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.


The only true end of love is spiritual growth or human evolution.


If an act is not one of work or courage, then it is not an act of love. There are no exceptions.


Most people want peace without the aloneness of [spiritual] power. And they want the self-confidence of adulthood without having to grow up.


As I grow through love, so grows my joy, ever more present, ever more constant.


It is their attachment to us rather than their independence from us that we value in our pets.


We cannot be a source for strength unless we nurture our own strength.


The will to grow is in essence the same phenomenon as love. Love is the will to extend oneself for spiritual growth. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people.


Not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but ultimately they are indistinguishable.


The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.


A life of Wisdom must be a life of contemplation and action


The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.


Whatever action we take may influence the course of civilization.


For any single thing of importance, there are multiple reasons.


The act of loving is an act of self-evolution even when the purpose of the act is someone else’s growth.


You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.


Let me simply state that it is wrong to regard any other human being, a priori, as an object, or an ‘It.’ This is so because each and every human being – you, every friend, every stranger, every foreigner – is precious.


A life of total dedication to the truth also means a life of willingness to be personally challenged.


Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems … create our courage and wisdom.


We cannot solve life’s problems except by solving them.


The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.


We cannot solve life’s problems except by solving them.


The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.


Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity.


Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.


We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.


There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.



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