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Scott Peck was born on October 25, 1936 in New York City. He is a best-selling author of The Road Less Travelled and other books about self-help, spirituality, and social criticism. His most famous book is The Road Less Travelled. Scott Peck’s life has been full of many ups and downs; he even had to go through the death of his wife after they were married for only two years.
At the age of six he became an orphan because both his parents died within 2 days from each other. And as if that wasn’t enough misfortune in one lifetime, at 14 years old he contracted polio which left him paralyzed from the waist down.

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About Scott Peck

birth of the author

May 22, 1936

death of the author

September 25, 2005

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University

occupation of the author

Psychiatrist, Writer

movement of the author

Christian Psychology


Life is difficult. — M. Scott Peck


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Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. — M. Scott Peck

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. — M. Scott Peck

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

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Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them? — M. Scott Peck

The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity. — M. Scott Peck

There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived. — M. Scott Peck

The life of wisdom must be a life of contemplation combined with action. — M. Scott Peck

All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up––that growing is an ever ongoing process. — M. Scott Peck

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I have a very full and busy life and occasionally I am asked, Scotty, how can you do all that you do? The most telling reply I can give is: Because I spend at least two hours a day doing nothing. — M. Scott Peck

Integrity is never painless. — M. Scott Peck

I guess if you want to know one single thing I’m about, it’s that I’m against easy answers. — M. Scott Peck


Ultimately love is everything. — M. Scott Peck

Genuine love is volitional rather than emotional. — M. Scott Peck

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Love always requires courage and involves risk. — M. Scott Peck

Not only do self–love and love of others go hand in hand but ultimately they are indistinguishable. — M. Scott Peck

Real love is a permanently self–enlarging experience. — M. Scott Peck

As I grow through love, so grows my joy, ever more present, ever more constant. — M. Scott Peck

The will to grow is, in essence, the same phenomenon as love. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people. — M. Scott Peck

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True love is not a feeling by which we are overwhelmed. It is a committed, thoughtful decision. — M. Scott Peck

Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other. — M. Scott Peck

It is not selfishness or unselfishness that distinguishes love from non–love; it is the aim of the action. — M. Scott Peck

Falling in love is not an extension of one’s limits or boundaries; it is a partial and temporary collapse of them. — M Scott Peck

There is no act of love that is not an act of work or courage. No exceptions. — M. Scott Peck

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Love is too large, too deep ever to be truly understood or measured or limited within the framework of words. — M. Scott Peck

By far the most important form of attention we can give our loved ones is listening… True listening is love in action. — M. Scott Peck

Self–discipline is self–caring. — M. Scott Peck

Commitment is inherent in any genuinely loving relationship. — M. Scott Peck

From the age of three on, as far back as I remember, I just knew there was a God behind everything. — M. Scott Peck

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In and through community lies the salvation of the world. — M. Scott Peck

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It is our task–our essential, central, crucial task–to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures. — M. Scott Peck

What people get admired and appreciated for in community are their soft skills: their sense of humor and timing, their ability to listen, their courage and honesty, their capacity for empathy. — M. Scott Peck

The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace — M. Scott Peck


Everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth. — M. Scott Peck

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The act of loving is an act of self–evolution even when the purpose of the act is someone else’s growth. — M. Scott Peck

The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. — M. Scott Peck

I define love thus: The will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth. — M. Scott Peck

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love. — M. Scott Peck

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. — M. Scott Peck

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. — M. Scott Peck

When we avoid the legitimate suffering that results from dealing with problems, we also avoid the growth that problems demand from us. — M. Scott Peck

The principal form that the work of love takes is attention. When we love another person we give him or her our attention; we attend to that person’s growth. — M. Scott Peck

Sickness begets chaos, which, through hard work and a touch of grace, leads to growth and resurrection. — M. Scott Peck

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. — M. Scott Peck


You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. — M. Scott Peck

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. — Morgan Scott Peck

But for the first time, I had a religious identity. I had come home. And so I called myself a Zen Buddhist at the age of 18. — M. Scott Peck

When we love something it is of value to us, and when something is of value to us we spend time with it, time enjoying it and time taking care of it. — M. Scott Peck

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