27 Total Quotes

Scott Peck Quotes

Love is the will to extend one's self-in order to nuture-one's own or another's spiritual growth.
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#Growth

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
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#Cooperation

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

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

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
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#Behavior

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.
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#Behavior

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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#Community

We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived."
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#Life

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.
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#Problems #Growth

Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truths—it is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it.
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#Life

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
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#Discipline

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.
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#Learning #Awareness

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
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#Exercise #Growth #inspirational #Love

Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity. . .Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom. . . . love as the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.....true love is an act of will that often transcends ephemeral feelings of love or cathexis, it is correct to say, 'Love is as love does'.
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#Action

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
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#Experience

We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.
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#Problems

As I look at my nation, I am generally impressed by the physical courage of its citizenry but distressed by the lack of intellectual or moral courage. I think this is important because most quotes about bravery refer to physical courage. Yet if my nation is to go down the tubes, I suspect it will be more because of a deficit in its intellectual bravery.
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#Courage

Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truthsit is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it.
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#Truth