Quotations by M. Scott Peck
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Born: Friday, May 22, 1936
Died: Sunday, September 25, 2005 (69 years old)
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
(Keywords: Wisdom, Discipline, Vice)
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
One extends one's limits only by exceeding them.
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
(Keywords: Development, Growth, Problems, Spirit)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
(Keywords: Experience, Love, Self)
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
(Keywords: Behavior, Consequences, Desire, Difficulty, Lies, Pain, Responsibility)
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.
(Keywords: Experience, Power, Growth, Awareness, Learning, Spiritual)
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
(Keywords: Change, History, Soul, Heart, Battle, Evil, May, Mind)
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.
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Community, Risk, Vulnerability)
Ultimately love is everything.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
(Keywords: Time, Value, Will)
We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.
We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.
(Keywords: Life, Problems)
We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.
(Keywords: Health, Causes, Disease)
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.
(Keywords: Power, Behavior, Responsibility)
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.