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jordan peterson quotes on people

Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday. —Jordan Peterson


You should do what other people do, unless you have a very good reason not to. —Jordan Peterson

Make friends with people who want the best for you. —Jordan Peterson

The right–wingers don’t want to admit that for some people, there are no jobs; they think that conscientiousness in and of itself will do the trick. —Jordan Peterson


The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that make them uncomfortable. —Jordan Peterson

I don’t tell people, ‘You’re okay the way that you are.’ That’s not the right story. The right story is, ‘You’re way less than you could be.’ —Jordan Peterson

The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don’t like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they’re 95 percent dead wood. —Jordan Peterson


People create their worlds with the tools they have directly at hand. —Jordan Peterson

It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure. —Jordan Peterson

If you don’t stand your ground, then all that happens is people push you backwards. —Jordan Peterson


I’m always surprised when people respond positively to what I am saying, given its seriousnessness and strange nature. —Jordan Peterson

I’ve 20,000 hours of clinical practice; you’re not naive after the first few thousand. I’ve helped people deal with things that most people can’t imagine. —Jordan Peterson

The people who hold that our culture is an oppressive patriarchy, they don’t want to admit that the current hierarchy might be predicated on competence. —Jordan Peterson


People have been fed this diet of pabulum, rights, and impulsive freedom. There’s just an absolute starvation for the other side of the story. —Jordan Peterson

People have this capacity within them to set the world straight. —Jordan Peterson

It’s a small percentage of people who do the 80–hour–a–week high–powered career thing, and they’re almost all men. Why? Well, men are driven by socio–economic status more than women. —Jordan Peterson


I like working–class people, generally speaking. —Jordan Peterson

The literature associating inequality with social instability and poor health outcomes is pretty convincing. —Jordan Peterson

We have to rediscover the eternal values and then live them out. —Jordan Peterson


It’s not proper for the government to intrude too thoroughly into the domain of the family. It’s inappropriate. —Jordan Peterson

If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons. —Jordan Peterson

Free speech is not just another value. It’s the foundation of Western civilization. —Jordan Peterson


jordan peterson quotes on person

You have to listen very carefully and tell the truth if you are going to get a paranoid person to open up to you. —Jordan Peterson


The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities. —Jordan Peterson

I’m a practical person. I’m not too bad a carpenter. I can renovate houses. —Jordan Peterson

The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities. —Jordan Peterson


If the standard transsexual person wants to be regarded as he or she, my sense is I’ll address you according to the part that you appear to be playing. —Jordan Peterson

Obviously, I’m no fan of the radical left. —Jordan Peterson

All things considered, there’s nobody better for children than parents. —Jordan Peterson


If you’re a social scientist worth your salt, you never do a univariate analysis. —Jordan Peterson

Don’t be a slave to stupid rules. —Jordan Peterson

There were some great clinicians in the 20th century–great men. Freud was a genius; Jung was a genius, Carl Rogers was a genius–there’s a half–dozen psychologists of the 1950s and humanists of the 1960s. —Jordan Peterson


If you don’t say what you think then you kill your unborn self. When you have something to say, silence is a lie. —Jordan Peterson

I don’t really regard myself as a political figure. —Jordan Peterson

Some of these Ivy League kids want to have it both ways. They want to be baby members of the 1 percent, which they most certainly are, and yet still portray themselves as the oppressed. —Jordan Peterson


jordan peterson quotes on women

The idea that women were oppressed throughout history is an appalling theory. —Jordan Peterson


Men and women aren’t the same. And they won’t be the same. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be treated fairly. —Jordan Peterson

One of the things I’ve told men over and over and over and over is if you’re being rejected by all the women that you approach, it’s not the women! —Jordan Peterson

Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don’t mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That’s not power. That’s just corruption. —Jordan Peterson


jordan peterson quotes on learn

Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn. —Jordan Peterson


If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it. —Jordan Peterson

It’s very difficult to regulate yourself, and if you learn to do that, well, it starts to spill over. —Jordan Peterson

If you’re not going to be rewarded for your virtues, and instead you’re going to be punished for them, then what’s your motivation to continue? —Jordan Peterson


If you’re talking to a man who wouldn’t fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you’re talking to someone for whom you have absolutely no respect. —Jordan Peterson

Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated. —Jordan Peterson

I’ve studied authoritarianism for a very long time–for 40 years–and they’re started by people’s attempts to control the ideological and linguistic territory. —Jordan Peterson


jordan peterson quotes on life

You can’t go backward in life. —Jordan Peterson


No one gets away with anything, ever, so take responsibility for your own life. —Jordan Peterson

Life is tragic. You are tiny and flawed and ignorant and weak, and everything else is huge, complex, and overwhelming. —Jordan Peterson

He whose life has a why can bear almost any how. —Jordan Peterson


Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering. —Jordan Peterson

Face the demands of life voluntarily. Respond to a challenge, instead of bracing for catastrophe. —Jordan Peterson

The connection between psychology, mythology, and literature is as important as the connection between psychology and biology and the hard sciences. —Jordan Peterson


The masculine spirit is under assault. It’s obvious. —Jordan Peterson

Can you imagine yourself in 10 years if, instead of avoiding the things you know you should do, you actually did them every single day? That’s powerful. —Jordan Peterson

The secret to your existence is right in front of you, and it manifests itself as all those things you know you should do but you’re avoiding. —Jordan Peterson


Once someone has spent enough time cultivating bad habits and biding their time, they are much diminished. Much of what they could have been has dissipated. —Jordan Peterson

If someone is making everyone around them miserable and you’d like to know why, their motive may simply be to make everyone around them miserable including themselves. —Jordan Peterson

It makes sense that a witch lives in a swamp. —Jordan Peterson


More from Jordan peterson

Whether or not I like a piece of data has very little bearing on whether or not I am likely to accept it. —Jordan Peterson

To master a new technology, you have to play with it. —Jordan Peterson

Truth is the handmaiden of love. —Jordan Peterson


It’s better to do something badly than to not do it at all. —Jordan Peterson

Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail? —Jordan Peterson

Everything isn’t political. —Jordan Peterson


Be grateful in spite of your suffering. —Jordan Peterson

If you’re going to be successful you need to be smart, conscientious, and tough. —Jordan Peterson

I am not going to be a mouthpiece for language that I detest. —Jordan Peterson


It’s not just human nature to associate in tribes. It’s deeper than that. —Jordan Peterson

Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated. —Jordan Peterson

The successful among us delay gratification and bargain with the future. —Jordan Peterson


It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city. —Jordan Peterson

Happiness’ is a pointless goal. —Jordan Peterson

When you start to realise how much of what you’ve constructed of yourself is based on deception and lies, that is a horrifying realisation. —Jordan Peterson


Become aware of your own insufficiency. —Jordan Peterson

Dialogue is the pathway to truth. —Jordan Peterson

Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me. —Jordan Peterson


There’s no doubt that inequality destabilizes societies. I think the social science evidence on that front is crystal clear. —Jordan Peterson

You can do an awful lot by writing down what happened to you and thinking it through. —Jordan Peterson

Whether the gods are inside or outside makes very little difference to whether there are gods. —Jordan Peterson


My publication record puts me in the top 0.5 percent of psychologists. —Jordan Peterson

It’s very hard to find your own words–and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words. —Jordan Peterson

Creative exploration [is] impossible, without (humble) acknowledgement of the unknown. —Jordan Peterson


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. —Jordan Peterson

Don’t lie about anything, ever. Lying leads to Hell. —Jordan Peterson

Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient). —Jordan Peterson


You’re not everything you could be, and you know it. —Jordan Peterson

I do believe that there are places where the mythological and the literal touch. —Jordan Peterson

If you fulfill your obligations every day you don’t need to worry about the future. —Jordan Peterson


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