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850 Best Jordan Peterson Quotes To Inspire Your Leadership

1. “To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open.” – Jordan Peterson


2. “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.'”


3. “It’s all very well to think the meaning of life is happiness, but what happens when you’re unhappy? Happiness is a great side effect. When it comes, accept it gratefully. But it’s fleeting and unpredictable.” — Jordan Peterson


4. “that the soul of the individual eternally hungers for the heroism of genuine Being, and that the willingness to take on that responsibility is identical to the decision to live a meaningful life.”


5. “When you explore boldly, when you voluntarily confront the unknown, you gather information and build your renewed self out of that information.”


6. “The purpose of life is to seek out new experiences, to learn, to grow, and to find meaning in every moment.” – Unknown


7. “A leader gives articulation to the imagination of the population.”


8. “Weak and miserable as I am, I can still stand up to the terrible tragedy of life and prevail.” – Jordan Peterson


9. “Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them—at least the same right as others.”


10. “Truth is the ultimate, inexhaustible natural resource. It’s the light in the darkness.”


11. “The successful among us delay gratification and bargain with the future.” – Jordan Peterson


12. “Your purpose in life is to use your unique gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world around you.” – Sir Ken Robinson


13. “The fundamental moral question is not how to shelter children completely from misadventure and failure so they never experience any fear or pain, but how to maximize their learning so that useful knowledge may be gained with minimal cost.” – Jordan Peterson


14. “Life isn’t supposed to be happy or fair. Life is supposed to be meaningful.”


15. “I can live with no responsibility whatsoever, but the price I pay is that nothing matters. Or I can reverse it and everything matters, but I have to take the responsibility that is associated with that.”


16. “Your purpose in life is to create something that outlasts you.” – Matthew McConaughey


17. “RULE 4 COMPARE YOURSELF TO WHO YOU WERE YESTERDAY, NOT TO WHO SOMEONE ELSE IS TODAY”


18. “The poor and stressed always die first, and in greater numbers. They are also much more susceptible to non- infectious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.”


19. “In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion- and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.”


20. “I don’t think that you have any insight whatsoever into your capacity for good until you have some well-developed insight into your capacity for evil.”


21. “Random wandering will not move you forward. It will instead disappoint and frustrate you, and make you anxious and unhappy, and hard to get along with; and then resentful, and then vengeful, and then worse.” – Jordan Peterson


22. “What shall I do when my enemy succeeds? Aim a little higher and be grateful for the lesson.”


23. “Dialogue is the pathway to truth.” – Jordan Peterson


24. “Confront the chaos of being. Take aim against a sea of troubles. Specify your destination, and chart your course. Admit to what you want. Tell those around you who you are. Narrow and gaze attentively, and move forward, forthrightly. Be precise in your speech.”


25. “A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has it under voluntary control.”


26. “If you can’t understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.” Jordan Peterson


27. “When you decide to learn about your faults, so that they can be rectified, you open a line of communication with the source of all revelatory thought.”


28. “To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again—in great ways and small.” – Jordan Peterson


29. “You must determine where you are going, so that you can bargain for yourself; so that you don’t end up resentful, vengeful, and cruel.” – Jordan Peterson


30. “Be good company when something fun is happening, so that you’re invited for the fun.” – Jordan Peterson


31. “It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve.” – Jordan Peterson


32. “If you can’t understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.” – Jordan Peterson


33. “Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering.”


34. “If you tell enough lies, often enough, the truth will become entirely hidden from you, and then you are in hell.”


35. “It is necessary to be strong in the face of death, because death is intrinsic to life.” – Jordan Peterson


36. “You should be humble enough to understand that if you can’t order your own life, you shouldn’t be trying to order anything more complicated than that.” – Jordan Peterson


37. “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.”


38. “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.” – Jordan Peterson


39. “Your inaction, inertia and cynicism removes from the world that part of you that could learn to quell suffering and make peace.”


40. “You preachers of equality, the tyrant-mania of impotence clamors thus out of you for equality: your most secret ambitions to be tyrants thus shroud themselves in words of virtue.”


41. “If you can’t find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.” – Elvis Presley


42. “Our behavioral patterns are exceedingly complex, and psychology is a young science. The scope of our behavioral wisdom exceeds the breadth of our explicit interpretation. We act, even instruct, and yet do not understand. How can we do what we cannot explain?”


43. “To suffer terribly and to know yourself as the cause: that is Hell.” Jordan Peterson


44. “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.” Jordan Peterson


45. If you tell enough lies, often enough, the truth will become entirely hidden from you, and then you are in hell.”


46. “Free speech is not just another value. It’s the foundation of Western civilization.”


47. “The more you open yourself up to the possibility that good things will happen the higher probability is that good things will in fact happen.”


48. It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve.”


49. “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.”


50. “If you can't understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.


51. “You cannot be protected from the things that frighten you and hurt you, but if you identify with the part of your being that is responsible for transformation, then you are always the equal, or more than the equal of the things that frighten you.” Jordan Peterson


52. “Face the demands of life voluntarily. Respond to a challenge, instead of bracing for catastrophe.” – Jordan Peterson


53. “It is far better to render Beings in your care competent than to protect them.”


54. “If you cannot understand why someone did something, look at the consequences—and infer the motivation.” – Jordan Peterson


55. “To master a new technology, you have to play with it.”


56. “I knew this guy he'd been in a motorcycle accident and it really ruined him and he was a linesman working on the power


57. “Can you imagine yourself in 10 years if, instead of avoiding the things you know you should do, you actuthem every single day? That’s powerful.”


58. “My publication record puts me in the top 0.5 percent of psychologists.”


59. “If you stand still you fall backwards, you cannot stand still, because the world moves away from you if you stand still. And there is no stasis. There is only backwards.”


60. “Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care of yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality.” – Jordan Peterson


61. “You have to articulate your own principles, so that you can defend yourself against others’ taking inappropriate advantage of you, and so that you are secure and safe while you work and play.” – Jordan Peterson


62. You need to determine how to act toward yourself so that you are most likely to become and to stay a good person.”


63. “alongside our wish to be free of rules, we all search for structure.”


64. “If you cannot bring peace to your household, how dare you try to rule a city.” – Jordan Peterson


65. “It’s easier to put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today, and drown the upcoming months and years in today’s cheap pleasures.”


66. “The fact that power plays a role in human motivation does not mean that it plays the only role, or even the primary role. Beware of single cause interpretations, and beware the people who purvey them.” – Jordan Peterson


67. “If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. That does not only mean that you suppress who you are, although it also means that. It means that so much of what you could be will never be forced by necessity to come forward.” – Jordan Peterson


68. “What you aim at determines what you see.”


69. “Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for external truth…That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.”


70. “I’m the king of rock and roll, but I didn’t invent it” – Elvis Presley


71. “Specify your destination, and chart your course.” – Jordan Peterson


72. “As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.”


73. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


74. “If you don't say what you think then you kill your unborn self.”


75. “Don’t practice what you don’t want to become. You’re going to pay a price for everything you do and everything you don’t do.”


76. “The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power.” – Jordan Peterson


77. “When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” Jordan Peterson


78. “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


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80. “Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.” Jordan Peterson


81. “If you don’t say what you think, then you kill your unborn self.” – Jordan Peterson


82. “Truth reduces the terrible complexity of a man to the simplicity of his word,”


83. “Nietzsche said that a man’s worth was determined by how much truth he could tolerate”


84. “We transform the manifold possibilities of the future into the actualities of past and present.” – Jordan Peterson


85. “We must each adopt as much responsibility as possible for individual life, society and the world.” – Jordan Peterson


86. “Face your fears voluntarily: that’s the cure”


87. “People create their worlds with the tools they have directly at hand.” – Jordan Peterson


88. “You might be winning but you’re not growing, and growing might be the most important form of winning.” – Jordan Peterson


89. “Beyond Good and Evil—to think of it as a book is a really foolish framework. Because this is what a book is when people think about a book:


90. “The truth is something that burns, it burns off deadwood and people don’t like having their deadwood burnt off often because they’re 95% deadwood.” Jordan Peterson


91. The only time ‘no’ ever means ‘no’ in the absence of violence is when it is uttered by one civilized person to another.”


92. “There is very little difference between the capacity for mayhem and destruction, integrity, and strength of character. This is one of the most difficult lessons of life.” – Jordan Peterson


93. 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.”


94. “The purpose of life is to discover your own path, and to have the courage to follow it, no matter where it leads.” – Jay Shetty


95. “We outsource the problem of sanity. People remain mentally healthy not merely because of the integrity of their own minds, but because they are constantly being reminded how to think, act, and speak by those around them.” – Jordan Peterson


96. “Adopt as your ambition the creation of a world in which those who work against you see the light and wake up and succeed, so that the better at which you are aiming can encompass them, too.”


97. “We must each tell the truth, and repair what is in disrepair, and break down and recreate what is old and outdated. It is in this manner that we can and must reduce the suffering that poisons the world. It’s asking a lot. It’s asking for everything.” – Jordan Peterson


98. “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.” Jordan Peterson


99. “You should take care of, help, and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help, and be good to someone you loved and valued.”


100. “Say only those things that make you strong. Do only those things that you could speak of with honor.”


101. “Kindness is the excuse that social justice warriors use when they want to exercise control over what other people think and say.”


102. “You should never give up the better that resides within for the security you already have, and certainly not when you have already caught a glimpse—an undeniable glimpse—of something beyond.” – Jordan Peterson


103. “It’s a luxury to pursue what makes you happy; it’s a moral obligation to pursue what you find meaningful.” – Jordan Peterson


104. “Truth is the handmaiden of love.” – Jordan Peterson


105. When life suddenly reveals itself as intense, gripping


106. The biggest mistake 97% of men make that breeds loneliness, breakups and emasculation that is absolutely reversible with this counter intuitive strategy.


107. “You’re much better off to confront your fears head on than you are to wait and let them find you.”


108. “These little things that are right in front of us, they’re not little.”


109. “You don’t get to choose not to pay a price, you only get to choose which price you pay”


110. Why men consistently settle and ignore the most important areas of life like the quality of their intimate relationships, social life and happiness and how to optimize all three without sacrificing professional growth.


111. “Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.” – Jordan Peterson


112. “You might be winning, but you’re not growing; and growing might be the most important form of winning.” – Jordan Peterson


113. “Loyalty must be negotiated fairly and honestly.” – Jordan Peterson


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


115. “It isn’t precisely that people will fight for what they believe. They will fight, instead, to maintain the match between what they believe, what they expect, and what they desire.”


116. “Weak and miserable as I am, I can still stand up to the terrible tragedy of life and prevail.”


117. “Say what you mean, so that you can find out what you mean. Act out what you say, so you can find out what happens. Then pay attention. Note your errors. Articulate them. Strive to correct them. That is how you discover the meaning of your life.”


118. “To suffer terribly and to know yourself as the cause: that is Hell.”


119. “So, attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around.” – Jordan Peterson


120. “Every bit of learning is a little death. Every bit of new information challenges a previous conception, forcing it to dissolve into chaos before it can be reborn as something better. Sometimes such deaths virtually destroy us.” – Jordan Peterson


121. “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order.” – Jordan Peterson


122. “It isn’t generally the case that liberals dominate entire hierarchies. That isn’t generally how it works, because the hierarchies are usually set up so that conservatives fill up the hierarchies; it’s in the nature of hierarchy.”


123. “When you are tightly boxed in or cornered—all too often by your own stubborn and fixed adherence to some unconsciously worshipped assumptions—all there is to help you is what you have not yet learned.”


124. “Put the things you can control in order. Repair what is in disorder, and make what is already good better.”


125. “The scope of our behavioral wisdom exceeds the breadth of our explicit interpretation. We act, even instruct, and yet do not understand. How can we do what we cannot explain?”


126. “Michelangelo’s great perfect marble David cries out to its observer: “You could be more than you are.”


127. “People create their worlds with the tools they have directly at hand.”


128. “If you over-coddle people, if you protect them from everything that’s sharp, you make them dull and narcissistic.” – Jordan Peterson


129. “One problem we face today is that consequentialists make a virtue of having emotions cloud our judgments, not only to avoid hurt feelings but because emotion is seen as a sign of authenticity.”


130. “Women select men. That makes them nature, because nature is what selects.”


131. When you explore boldly, when you voluntarily confront


132. “The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that makes them uncomfortable.” – Jordan Peterson


133. “You remember the past not so that it is “accurately recorded,” to say it again, but so that you are prepared for the future.”


134. “Your purpose is not just a job or a career, it’s a calling from God that inspires you to make a difference in the world.” – Joel Brown


135. “Truth is the handmaiden of love.”


136. “In a crisis, the inevitable suffering that life entails can rapidly make a mockery of the idea that happiness is the proper pursuit of the individual.” – Jordan Peterson


137. “Set your ambitions, even if you are uncertain about what they should be. The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power.”


138. “Not everyone who is failing is a victim, and not everyone at the bottom wishes to rise, although many do, and many manage it.”


139. “Abortion is clearly wrong.”


140. “So, listen to yourself and to those with whom you are speaking. Your wisdom then consists not of the knowledge you already have, but the continual search for knowledge, which is the highest form of wisdom.” – Jordan Peterson


141. “Devout adherence to the dictates of interest—assuming a suitably disciplined character—therefore ensures stabilization and renewal of personality and world.” – Jordan Peterson


142. “Dress like the person you want to be. Sometimes you have to act out the person you want to be before you become it.”


143. “Confront the chaos of being.”


144. “Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.” Jordan Peterson


145. “It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city.”


146. “I am not going to be a mouthpiece for language that I detest.”


147. “You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.”


148. You can do an awful lot by writing down what happened to you and thinking it through.”


149. “A man’s worth was determined by how much truth he could tolerate.” – Jordan Peterson


150. “Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.”


151. “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.” – Jordan Peterson


152. “Scccccratccch the most clever postmodern-relativist professor’s Mercedes with a key, and you will see how fast the mask of relativism (with its pretense that there can be neither right nor wrong) and the cloak of radical tolerance come off.”


153. “The people who formulate the plan for their life. They’re ten percent more productive. So you can gain a ten percent increment in corporate-level productivity by having your people write out a plan for their life.” – Jordan Peterson


154. “We are all human. That means there is something about our experience that is the same. Otherwise, we would not all be human.”


155. “You don’t want to be secure, you want to be strong. And you get strong by taking on optimal challenges.”


156. “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.”


157. “I have a hard time figuring out what kind of box to put me in, too, because I don’t know exactly what’s going on around me or why. But I need to stay outside of boxes because then I can look at what’s inside of them without being part of them.”


158. “Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday.” ― Jordan Peterson


159. “If you have a comprehensive explanation for everything then it decreases uncertainty and anxiety and reduces your cognitive load. And if you can use that simplifying algorithm to put yourself on the side of moral virtue then you’re constantly a good person with a minimum of effort.”


160. “A naively formulated goal transmutes, with time, into the sinister form of life—lie.” – Jordan Peterson


161. “If you want to occupy the C-suite or the top one-tenth of 1% in any organization, you have to be obsessively devoted to your career at the expense of everything else. And women look at that, and they think, ‘No.’ “


162. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.”


163. “The purpose of life is to be yourself, and to express yourself fully in the world.” – Unknown


164. “The woman is the gatekeeper to reproductive success, and you can’t get more like nature than that. In fact, it’s the very definition of nature.” – Jordan Peterson


165. “If you don’t stand your ground, then all that happens is people push you backwards. And they will push you, and push you, and push you, until you fall off a cliff.”


166. “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.”


167. “To straddle that fundamental duality is to be balanced: to have one foot firmly planted in order and security, and the other in chaos, possibility, growth and adventure.”


168. “The successful among us delay gratification and bargain with the future.”


169. “I’m just trying to do the best I can.” – Elvis Presley


170. “I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.” – Elvis Presley


171. “To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small.” Jordan Peterson


172. “Men don’t struggle for power. They elect the most competent.” – Jordan Peterson


173. “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.” Jordan Peterson


174. “In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition – religion, and even nation-centered cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.”


175. “If someone is badly hurt at some point in life—traumatized—the dominance counter can transform in a manner that makes additional hurt more rather than less likely.” – Jordan Peterson


176. “You might be winning but you’re not growing, and growing might be the most important form of winning.”


177. “Your purpose is not to impress others, but to express yourself.” – Unknown


178. You don’t tend to learn unless you’re forced to learn and what you tend to learn by force are difficult lessons.”


179. “You should never give up the better that resides within for the security you already have — and certainly not when you have already caught a glimpse, an undeniable glimpse, of something beyond.”


180. “Life is indistinguishable from effortful maintenance”


181. “Stop saying those things that make you weak and ashamed. Say only those things that make you strong. Do only those things that you could speak of with honour.”


182. “You cannot be protected from the things that frighten you and hurt you, but if you identify with the part of your being that is responsible for transformation, then you aare always the equal, or more than the equal of the things that frighten you.”


183. “You must determine where you are going, so that you can bargain for yourself; so that you don’t end up resentful, vengeful, and cruel.”


184. “Your life becomes meaningful in precise proportion to the depths of the responsibility you are willing to shoulder.”


185. “Say what you mean, so that you can find out what you mean. Act out what you say, so you can find out what happens. Then pay attention. Note your errors. Articulate them. Strive to correct them. That is how you discover the meaning of your life.” – Jordan Peterson


186. “That's poetic in its malevolence”


187. “Your purpose in life is to find your voice and give it a voice.” – Stephen Covey


188. “Every person is deeply flawed. Everyone falls short of the glory of God.” – Jordan Peterson


189. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs


190. “When you don’t know what to do, tell the truth.”


191. “It takes careful observation, and education, and reflection, and communication with others, just to scratch the surface of your beliefs.” – Jordan Peterson


192. “If you don’t say what you think then you kill your unborn self.”


193. “‘Til we meet again, may God bless you. Adios.” – Elvis Presley


194. “Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.”


195. “These individuals tend to be profoundly ignorant of the complex realities of the status quo, unconscious of their own ignorance, and ungrateful for what the past has bequeathed to them.”


196. “Self-love is the only antidote to the chaos of existence. And if you don’t love and care for yourself and your own needs, you will cause unnecessary suffering both for yourself and others.”


197. “People organize their brains with conversation. If they don’t have anyone to tell their story to, they lose their minds. Like hoarders, they cannot unclutter themselves.” – Jordan Peterson


198. “Purpose gives you the courage to take risks, to try new things, to step outside of your comfort zone.” – Joel Brown


199. “Alongside our wish to be free of rules, we all search for structure.” – Jordan Peterson


200. “It is my firm belief that the best way to fix the world—a handyman’s dream, if ever there was one—is to fix yourself.” – Jordan Peterson


201. “When you have a strong enough why, you can tolerate any how.” – Tony Robbins


202. “Thinking is listening to yourself. It’s difficult. To think, you have to be at least two people at the same time. Then you have to let those people disagree. Thinking is an internal dialogue between two or more different views of the world.” – Jordan Peterson


203. It isn’t precisely that people will fight for what they believe.


204. “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.’”


205. “Don’t use language instrumentally.” – Jordan Peterson


206. “I try to give my audience a little of what they came for, a little of what they didn’t expect.” – Elvis Presley


207. “Take aim against a sea of troubles.” – Jordan Peterson


208. “The purpose of life, as far as I can tell… is to find a mode of being that’s so meaningful that the fact that life is suffering is no longer relevant.”


209. “You should take care of, help and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help, and be good to someone you loved and valued.” Jordan Peterson


210. “People have this capacity within them to set the world straight.”


211. “Evil is the force that believes its knowledge is complete.”


212. “The literature associating inequality with social instability and poor health outcomes is pretty convincing.”


213. “If you tell enough lies, often enough, the truth will become entirely hidden from you, and then you are in hell.” – Jordan Peterson


214. “I’m interested in what motivates individuals to participate in atrocious acts to support their ideological identification.”


215. “You need to determine how to act toward yourself so that you are most likely to become and to stay a good person.” – Jordan Peterson


216. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


217. “In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion-, and even nation-centred cultures.”


218. “The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that make them uncomfortable.”


219. “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?”


220. “When the aristocracy catches a cold, as it is said, the working class dies of pneumonia.”


221. “Cultivating judgment about the difference between virtue and vice is the beginning of wisdom—something that can never be out of date.” – Jordan Peterson


222. “You should take care of, help and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help and be good to someone you loved and valued.” – Jordan Peterson


223. “Your purpose in life is to live with intention, to pursue your passions, and to make a positive impact on the world.” – Unknown


224. True thinking is rare—just like true listening.”


225. “The moral of the story? Beware of intellectuals who make a monotheism out of their theories of motivation.”


226. “I’m not just a musician, I’m a storyteller. I want to take my audience on a journey through my songs.” – Elvis Presley


227. “But we can aim too high. Or too low. Or too chaotically. So we fail and live in disappointment, even when we appear to others to be living well.”


228. “Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.” – Elvis Presley


229. “Maybe it’s not the world that’s at fault. Maybe it’s you. 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.”


230. “If you can’t understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.”


231. “Relativism’s closest approximation to virtue is tolerance.” – Jordan Peterson


232. “You can’t just slander someone, defame them, lie about them. You can’t incite people to crime. There’s all sorts of reasonable restrictions on free speech that are already codified in the British common-law system.”


233. “There are some games you don’t get to play unless you are all in.” – Jordan Peterson


234. “If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons. If you’re going to stand your ground, you better have your reasons. You better have thought them through. You might otherwise be in for a very hard landing.”


235. “Become aware of your own insufficiency.”


236. “You must determine where you are going in your life, because you cannot get there unless you move in that direction.” – Jordan Peterson


237. “When you have something to say, silence is a lie—and tyranny feeds on lies.”


238. “I have something in common with Nazis in that I am opposed to the radical Left. And when you oppose the radical Left, you end up being a part of a much larger group that includes Nazis in it.”


239. If you dare to do the most difficult thing you can conceptualize


240. “Each person’s private trouble cannot be solved by a social revolution, because revolutions are destabilizing and dangerous.” – Jordan Peterson


241. “You might be winning but you’re not growing and growing might be the most important form of winning.” – Jordan Peterson


242. “One of the problems with being relatively wealthy if you are a parent is that you cannot provide your children with necessity.”


243. “No one is perfect. People make their mistakes as they stumble uphill.” – Jordan Peterson


244. “Consciousness is a mystery that faces the mystery of potential and transforms it into actuality. We do that with every choice we make.” – Jordan Peterson


245. “telling people you’re virtuous isn’t a virtue, it’s self-promotion. Virtue signalling is not virtue. Virtue signalling is, quite possibly, our commonest vice.)”


246. “Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that.”


247. “The way that you set the world straight is by constraining the malevolence in your own heart.


248. “Maybe God thought His new creation would be able to handle the serpent, and considered its presence the lesser of two evils.” – Jordan Peterson


249. “The purpose of life is to find your passion and pursue it. – Unknown


250. “You’re going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don’t do.” – Jordan Peterson


251. “When you educate someone you teach them how to use language to arm them; Straighten them out; Organize them; Elevate them and you ennoble them and then they’re not misshapen half-carved blocks of humanity.” – Jordan Peterson


252. “You have to listen very carefully and tell the truth if you are going to get a paranoid person to open up to you.”


253. “You already know what you know, unless your life is perfect, what you know is not enough.”


254. “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.”


255. “You positively need to be occupied with something weighty, deep, profound, and difficult.”


256. “And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.” – Jordan Peterson


257. “The poor and stressed always die first, and in greater numbers. They are also much more susceptible to non-infectious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. When the aristocracy catches a cold, as it is said, the working class dies of pneumonia.” Jordan Peterson


258. “It makes sense that a witch lives in a swamp.”


259. “You were born with a purpose. You have something to offer the world that no one else can.” – Marie Forleo


260. “Order is not enough. You can’t just be stable, and secure, and unchanging, because there are still vital and important new things to be learned.” – Jordan Peterson


261. “You should not overlook the guidelines of your culture. Life is short, and you don’t have time to figure everything out on your own. The wisdom of the past was hard-earned, and your dead ancestors may have something useful to tell you.” – Jordan Peterson


262. Friendship is a reciprocal arrangement.”


263. “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” – Unknown


264. “Chaos can be too much.” – Jordan Peterson


265. “It isn’t precisely that people will fight for what they believe. They will fight, instead, to maintain the match between what they believe, what they expect, and what they desire.” – Jordan Peterson


266. “Do not do things that you hate.”


267. “I’m just an ordinary person who has become a king.” – Elvis Presley


268. “I’ve left my mark, and I hope it’s a good one” – Elvis Presley


269. “Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them — at least the same right as others. Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead. Dare to be dangerous. Encourage the serotonin to flow plentifully through neural pathways desperate for its calming influence.”


270. “You can only find out what you aelieve (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.”


271. “Rejection of the unknown is tantamount to identification with the devil.” – Jordan Peterson


272. “If you’re going to speak effectively you have to know way more than you’re talking about.”


273. “When you have something to say, silence is a lie.”silence is a lie


274. “If you cannot bring peace to your own household, how dare you try and rule a city?”


275. “It is not virtuous to be victimized by a bully, even if that bully is oneself.”


276. “You need to determine how to act toward yourself


277. “When you dare aspire upward, you reveal the inadequacy of the present and the promise of the future. Then you disturb others, in the depths of their souls, where they understand that their cynicism and immobility are unjustifiable. You play Abel to their Cain.”


278. “With life no matter what you do, you are all in. This is going to kill you. You might as well play the most magnificent game you can. Because do you have anything better to do?” – Jordan Peterson


279. “Consciousness is a mystery that faces the mystery of potential and transforms it into actuality. We do that with every choice we make. Our choices determine the destiny of the world. By making a choice, you alter the structure of reality.”


280. “In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion. and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.”


281. “Your purpose in life is not just to exist, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou


282. The truth is a terrible thing, but not when you compare it with falsehood.”


283. “The purpose of life is to find your own way, and to find your own path, and to follow it.” – Unknown


284. “Women’s proclivity to say no, more than any other force, has shaped our evolution into the creative, industrious, upright, large-brained creatures that we are.” – Jordan Peterson


285. “Chaos can be too much.”


286. “Always place your becoming above your current being.”Always place your becoming above your current being


287. “Don’t use language instrumentally”


288. “Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn.” – Jordan Peterson


289. “Violence is no mystery. It’s the peace that’s the mystery. Violence is the default. It’s easy. It is the peace that is difficult: learned, inculcated, earned.”Violence is no mystery


290. “Thus, you need to place one foot in what you have mastered and understood and the other in what you are currently exploring and mastering. Then you have positioned yourself where the terror of existence is under control and you are secure, but where you are also alert and engaged.”


291. “Obviously, I’m no fan of the radical left.”


292. “When you find your purpose, everything else falls into place.” – Frida


293. It takes careful observation, and education, and self-reflection


294. “I’m just trying to do the best I can” – Elvis Presley


295. “You may say, ‘Well, dragons don’t exist.’ It’s, like, yes they do – the category ‘predator’ and the category ‘dragon’ are the same category. It absolutely exists. It’s a superordinate category. It exists absolutely more than anything else. In fact, it really exists.”


296. “The fact that power plays a role in human motivation does not mean that it plays the only role, or even the primary role ... Beware of single cause interpretations--and beware the people who purvey them.”


297. “Assume ignorance before malevolence. No one has a direct pipeline to your wants and needs—not even you.”


298. “We deserve some respect. You deserve some respect. You are important to other people, as much as to yourself. You have some vital role to play in the unfolding destiny of the world. You are, therefore, morally obliged to take care of yourself.” – Jordan Peterson


299. “Beauty shames the ugly. Strength shames the weak. Death shames the living - and the Ideal shames us all.”


300. “People that can stand up, stand around and maneuver through the world, contribute properly to the community and keep the world oriented between chaos and order.” – Jordan Peterson


301. “Mark Twain once said, “It’s not what we don’t know that gets us in trouble. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”


302. “If you fulfill your obligations every day you don’t need to worry about the future.”


303. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” – Myles Munroe


304. “People are better at filling and properly administering prescription medication to their pets than to themselves. That’s not good. Even from your pet’s perspective, it’s not good. Your pet (probably) loves you, and would be happier if you took your medication.”


305. “Who cares if you are prime minister of Canada when someone else is the president of the United States?”


306. “The only time no ever means no in the absence of violence is when it is uttered by one civilized person to another.”


307. “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.”


308. “There is little more natural than culture. Dominance hierarchies are older than trees. The part of our brain that keeps track of our position in the dominance hierarchy is therefore exceptionally ancient and fundamental”


309. “Truth is the ultimate, inexhaustible natural resource. It’s the light in the darkness.” – Jordan Peterson


310. “It is not virtuous to be victimized by a bully, even if that bully is oneself.” – Jordan Peterson


311. “Taking the easy way out or telling the truth—those are not merely two different choices. They are different pathways through life. They are utterly different ways of existing.”


312. “Intolerance of others’ views (no matter how ignorant or incoherent they may be) is not simply wrong; in a world where there is no right or wrong, it is worse: it is a sign you are embarrassingly unsophisticated or, possibly, dangerous.” Jordan Peterson


313. “If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.”


314. “Your purpose is your passion, the thing that makes you come alive and gives your life meaning.” – Joel Brown


315. “If you can think and speak and write, you are absolutely deadly, nothing can get in your way.” – Jordan Peterson


316. “We cannot navigate, without something to aim at, and while we are in this world, we must always navigate.”


317. “There is no faith and no courage and no sacrifice in doing what is expedient.”


318. “You’re going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don’t do. You don’t get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you’re going to take.”


319. “You don’t tend to learn unless you’re forced to learn and what you tend to learn by force are difficult lessons.”


320. “Experience is the best teacher, and the worst experiences teach the best lessons.” – Jordan Peterson


321. “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


322. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs


323. “The purpose of life is to find joy in the journey, and to create a life that brings you happiness and fulfillment.” – Dwight Howard


324. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson


325. “I think Canadians are more interested in international events than Americans because it is such a small country, so politics affect it more.”


326. “It would be good to make the world a better place.” – Jordan Peterson


327. “The lack of your best hurts everything.”


328. “Humility: It is better to presume ignorance and invite learning than to assume sufficient knowledge and risk the consequent blindness.”


329. “Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities.”


330. “We believe that in reducing the scope and importance of our errors, we are properly humble; in truth, we are merely unwilling to bear the weight of our true responsibility.”


331. “The purpose of life is to grow, to learn, to evolve, and to become the best version of yourself.” – Unknown


332. “There’s some real utility in gratitude. It’s also good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment.”


333. “Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them—at least the same right as others.” – Jordan Peterson


334. “If you can think and speak and write, you are absolutely deadly, nothing can get in your way.”


335. “It might even be time to sacrifice what you love best, so that you can become who you might become, instead of staying who you are.” – Jordan Peterson


336. “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.”


337. “The key to unlocking your full potential is to discover your God given purpose, and then pursue it with all your heart.” – Joel Brown


338. “Life is suffering. Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.”


339. “The more radical the necessary change the more pain that accompanies it.”


340. “What can be truly loved about a person is inseparable from their limitations.” – Jordan Peterson


341. “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.”


342. “We have to rediscover the eternal values and then live them out.”


343. “And this is an amazing thing: the answer is already implicit in Genesis 1: to embody the Image of God—to speak out of chaos the Being that is Good—but to do so consciously, of our own free choice.”


344. “It’s better to do something badly than to not do it at all.”


345. “You’re not everything you could be, and you know it.” – Jordan Peterson


346. “Worthlessness is the default condition.” – Jordan B. Peterson


347. “You can do an awful lot by writing down what happened to you and thinking it through.”


348. “You carry character with you wherever you go, and it allows you to prevail against adversity.” – Jordan Peterson


349. “There is no faith and no courage and no sacrifice in doing what is expedient.” – Jordan Peterson


350. “We require rules, standards, values— alone and together. We’re pack animals, beasts of burden. We must bear a load, to justify our miserable existence.” – Jordan Peterson


351. “The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.” – Jordan Peterson


352. “Attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around. Speak your mind.”


353. Whether the gods are inside or outside makes very little difference to whether there are gods.”


354. “So, attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around. Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them – at least the same right as others. Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead.”


355. “If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it.”


356. Rejection of the unknown is tantamount to identification with the devil.”


357. “You must keep the promises you make to yourself, and reward yourself, so that you can trust and motivate yourself.” – Jordan Peterson


358. “To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small.”


359. “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.” – Jordan Peterson


360. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman


361. “To straddle that fundamental duality is to be balanced—to have one foot firmly planted in order and security, and the other in chaos, possibility, growth, and adventure.” – Jordan Peterson


362. “These little things that are right in front of us, they’re not little.” – Jordan Peterson


363. “Always place your becoming above your current being.” – Jordan Peterson


364. “When life suddenly reveals itself as intense, gripping, and meaningful; when time passes and you’re so engrossed in what you’re doing you don’t notice—it is there and then that you are located precisely on the border between order and chaos.”


365. Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.”


366. “Sometimes, when people have a low opinion of their own worth—or, perhaps, when they refuse responsibility for their lives—they choose a new acquaintance, of precisely the type who proved troublesome in the past.” – Jordan Peterson


367. “Our behar beings in your care competen


368. “The purpose of life is not to be perfect, but to be authentic.” – Unknown


369. “You should do what other people do, unless you have a very good reason not to.”


370. It might even be time to sacrifice what you love best,


371. “that the soul of the individual eternally hungers for the heroism of genuine Being,”


372. “Kindness is the excuse that social justice warriors use when they want to exercise control over what other people think and say.” – Jordan Peterson


373. With life no matter what you do, you are all in.


374. “And you must be cautious, because making your life better means adopting a lot of responsibility, and that takes more effort and care than living stupidly in pain and remaining arrogant, deceitful and resentful.”


375. You have to articulate your own principles


376. “We do two shows a night for five weeks. A lotta times we’ll go upstairs and sing until daylight – gospel songs. We grew up with it…It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine.” – Elvis Presley


377. “Every person is deeply flawed.”


378. “The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it.”


379. “A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has it under voluntary control.” – Jordan Peterson


380. “If you present yourself as defeated, then people will react to you as if you are losing. If you start to straighten up, then people will look at and treat you differently.”


381. “If you can’t understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.


382. “Make friends with people who want the best for you.” Jordan Peterson


383. “The highly functional infrastructure that surrounds us, particularly in the West, is a gift from our ancestors: the comparatively uncorrupt political and economic systems, the technology, the wealth, the lifespan, the freedom, the luxury, and the opportunity.”


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


385. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard


386. “You don’t get to choose not to pay a price, you only get to choose which price you pay.” – Jordan Peterson


387. “It is instead the realization that the tragic irrationalities of life must be counterbalanced by an equally irrational commitment to the essential goodness of Being.”


388. “One of the problems with being relatively wealthy if you are a parent is that you cannot provide your children with necessity.” – Jordan Peterson


389. “Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way.” – Jordan Peterson


390. “Power is competence.”


391. “When you start to realize how much of what you’ve constructed of yourself is based on deception and lies, that is a horrifying realization.”


392. “If you betray yourself, if you say untrue things, if you act out a lie, you weaken your character.”you weaken your character


393. Experience is the best teacher, and the worst experiences teach the best lessons.”


394. “Those who fail to learn from the past doom themselves to repeat it. It’s partly fate. It’s partly inability. It’s partly an unwillingness to learn? Refusal to learn? Motivated refusal to learn?” – Jordan Peterson


395. It’s easier to put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today


396. “If you live properly, fully, you can discover meaning so profound that it protects you even from fear of death.” – Jordan Peterson


397. “Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open.”


398. “The purpose of life is to create, to give, to love, and to leave a legacy.” – Unknown


399. “The light that you discover in your life is proportionate to the amount of the darkness you are willing to forthrightly confront (from the debate between Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Zizek)”


400. “Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.” – Jordan Peterson


401. “If you over-coddle people, if you protect them from everything that’s sharp, you make them dull and narcissistic.”


402. “We require rules, standards, values— alone and together. We’re pack animals, beasts of burden. We must bear a load, to justify our miserable existence.”


403. “I don’t want to be a figurehead, I just want to be an instrument of God” – Elvis Presley


404. “Your purpose in life is to live a life that is true to yourself, and that inspires others to do the same.” – Unknown


405. “To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open.”


406. “Your purpose in life is to embrace your unique gifts and talents, and to use them to create a life that is truly your own.” – Unknown


407. “Don’t lie about anything, ever. Lying leads to Hell.”


408. “Much of happiness is hope, no matter how deep the underworld in which that hope was conceived.” – Jordan Peterson


409. “The purpose of life is to find truth, and to live it, no matter what.” – Joel Brown


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


411. “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order.”


412. Your wisdom then consists not of the knowledge you already have,


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


414. “Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.” Jordan Peterson


415. “You can only find out what you actually believe, rather than what you think you believe, by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.” – Jordan Peterson


416. “Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail?”


417. “All people serve their ambition. In that matter, there are no atheists. There are only people who know, and don’t know, what God they serve.” – Jordan Peterson


418. “What is the moral of the story? Make yourself colorful, stand out, and the lions will take you down. And the lions are always there.”


419. “The truth is a terrible thing, but not when you compare it with falsehood.”


420. “When should you push back against oppression, despite the danger? When you start nursing secret fantasies of revenge; when your life is being poisoned and your imagination fills with the wish to devour and destroy.”


421. “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.”


422. “If you cannot understand why someone did something, look at the consequences and infer the motivation.” – Jordan B. Peterson


423. “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.”


424. “I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy. I’m definitely an individual.” – Elvis Presley


425. “There are some games you don't get to play unless you are all in.”


426. “You should be careful, therefore, to live your life fully, and marriage and children and grandchildren, and all the trouble and heartbreak that accompanies all of that, is much of what life has to offer. Miss it at your great peril.”


427. “When you dare aspire upward, you reveal the inadequacy of the present and the promise of the future. Then you disturb others, in the depths of their souls, where they understand that their cynicism and immobility are unjustifiable.” – Jordan Peterson


428. “we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness,”


429. “Pursuit of individual interest means hearkening to this spirit’s call—means journeying outside the protective walls of childhood dependence and adolescent group identification; means also returning to and rejuvenation of society.” – Jordan Peterson


430. “You can’t long tolerate being swamped and overwhelmed beyond your capacity to cope while you are learning what you still need to know.” – Jordan Peterson


431. “Don’t reorganize the state until you have ordered your own experience. Have some humility. If you cannot bring peace to your household, how dare you try to rule a city?”


432. “If you are not passionate about it, forget it.” – Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s


433. “Even if it were possible to permanently banish everything threatening—everything dangerous and therefore, everything challenging and interesting—that would mean only that another danger would emerge—that of permanent human infantilism and absolute uselessness.” – Jordan Peterson


434. “If you cannot understand why someone did something, look at the consequences and infer the motivation.”


435. “Human female choosiness is also why we are very different from the common ancestor we shared with our chimpanzee cousins, while the latter are very much the same.” – Jordan Peterson


436. ‘Happiness’ is a pointless goal.


437. “Sometimes it seems the only people willing to give advice in a relativistic society are those with the least to offer.”


438. “It’s not just human nature to associate in tribes. It’s deeper than that.”


439. “Life is tragic. You are tiny and flawed and ignorant and weak, and everything else is huge, complex, and overwhelming.”


440. “No tree can grow to Heaven,” adds the ever-terrifying Carl Gustav Jung, psychoanalyst extraordinaire, “unless its roots reach down to Hell.”


441. “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”Compare yourself to who you were yesterday


442. “Trust is an unbelievably powerful economic force maybe the most powerful economic force.” – Jordan Peterson


443. “I’m not just a singer, I’m an entertainer. I want to give my audience a show they’ll never forget.” – Elvis Presley


444. “you should not overlook the guidelines of your culture. Life is short, and you don’t have time to figure everything out on your own. The wisdom of the past was hard-earned, and your dead ancestors may have something useful to tell you).”


445. “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.”


446. “The things that pose the greatest threats to your survival are the most real things.”


447. “Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open.” – Jordan Peterson


448. “The soul of the individual eternally hungers for the heroism of genuine being, and that the willingness to take on that responsibility is identical to the decision to live a meaningful life.” – Jordan Peterson


449. “Friendship is a reciprocal arrangement.”


450. If you’re going to speak effectively you have to know way more than you’re talking about.”


451. “Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the great documenter of the slave-labour-camp horrors of the latter, once wrote that the “pitiful ideology” holding that “human beings are created for happiness” was an ideology “done in by the first blow of the work assigner’s cudgel.”


452. “I’m not in the music business for the fame or the money, I’m in it because I love it.” – Elvis Presley


453. “I’m just a simple country boy at heart.” – Elvis Presley


454. “Aristotle defined the virtues simply as the ways of behaving that are most conducive to happiness in life.”


455. “Intolerance of others’ views—no matter how ignorant or incoherent they may be—is not simply wrong. In a world where there is no right or wrong, it is worse. It is a sign you are embarrassingly unsophisticated or possibly dangerous.” – Jordan Peterson


456. “If you surround yourself with people who support your upward aim, they will not tolerate your cynicism and destructiveness. They will instead encourage you when you do good for yourself and others and punish you carefully when you do not.” – Jordan Peterson


457. “If you’re going to be successful you need to be smart, conscientious, and tough.”


458. Here’s something to consider If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister


459. “There’s a personality trait known as agreeableness. Agreeable people are compassionate and polite. And agreeable people get paid less than disagreeable people for the same job. Women are more agreeable than men.”


460. “Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient). – Jordan Peterson


461. “Should victory in the present always take precedence over trajectory across time?” – Jordan Peterson


462. “Power is competence.” Jordan Peterson


463. “Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.” – Jordan Peterson


464. “If you dare to do the most difficult thing you can conceptualize your life will work out better than it will if you do anything.” Jordan Peterson


465. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis


466. “People create their worlds with the tools they have directly at hand. Faulty tools produce faulty results. Repeated use of the same faulty tools produces the same faulty results.” – Jordan Peterson


467. “You may come to ask yourself, “What should I do today?” in a manner that means “How could I use my time to make things better, instead of worse?”


468. “The connection between psychology, mythology, and literature is as important as the connection between psychology and biology and the hard sciences.”


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


470. “We must each adopt as much responsibility as possible for individual life, society and the world.”


471. “In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive.”


472. “If you’re going to be successful you need to be smart, conscientious, and tough.” – Jordan Peterson


473. “The purpose of life is to be a light to others, to show them the way, and to help them find their own path.” – Unknown


474. “It’s better to do something badly than to not do it at all.” – Jordan Peterson


475. “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


476. “It is my firm belief that the best way to fix the world—a handyman’s dream, if ever there was one—is to fix yourself,”


477. “If you don’t stand your ground, then all that happens is people push you backward.”


478. “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” – Elvis Presley


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


480. “Fix yourself; you'll do no harm.”


481. “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” is a book by clinical psychologist and psychology professor Jordan Peterson. The book is divided into chapters with each title representing a specific rule for life.


482. “Dialogue is the pathway to truth.”


483. “We outsource the problem of sanity. People remain mentally healthy not merely because of the integrity of their own minds, but because they are constantly being reminded how to think, act, and speak by those around them.”


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


485. “Your purpose in life is not to be successful, but to live a meaningful life that aligns with your values and passions.” – Unknown


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


487. “Stop saying those things that make you weak and ashamed. Say only those things that make you strong. Do only those things that you could speak of with honor.” – Jordan Peterson


488. “If you pay attention, when you are seeking something, you will move towards your goal. More importantly, however, you will acquire the information that allows your goal itself to transform.”


489. “It is my firm belief that the best way to fix the world—a handyman’s dream, if ever there was one—is to fix yourself.”


490. “To when they refuse responsibility for their livess the cause—that is Hell.” – Jordan Peterson


491. “Something we cannot see protects us from something we do not understand. The thing we cannot see is culture—in its intrapsychic or internal manifestation. The thing we do not understand is the chaos that gave rise to culture.” – Jordan Peterson


492. Make friends with people who want the best for you.”


493. “If you aren’t moving forward in your life there is some idea, mode of action, or habit you’re so in love with you won’t let go of it.”


494. “Stop saying those things that make you weak and ashamed. Say only those things that make you strong. Do only those things that you could speak of with honour.” – Jordan B. Peterson


495. “You’re going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don’t do. You don’t get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you’re going to take.” – Jordan Peterson


496. “It’s all very well to think the meaning of life is happiness, but what happens when you’re unhappy? Happiness is a great side effect. When it comes, accept it gratefully. But it’s fleeting and unpredictable.”


497. “I don’t think I have ever been as relaxed on stage as I am now.” – Elvis Presley


498. “It may well be, therefore, that the true meaning of life is not to be found in what is objective, but in what is subjective (but still universal).”


499. “There’s some real utility in gratitude. It’s also good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment.” – Jordan Peterson


500. “Don't avoid something frightening if it stands in your way.”


501. “Be grateful in spite of your suffering.” Jordan Peterson


502. “The successful among us delay gratification. The successful among us bargain with the future.”


503. When you decide to learn about your faults,


504. “If the structure of culture is disrupted, unwittingly, chaos returns. We will do anything—anything—to defend ourselves against that return.” – Jordan Peterson


505. “All things considered, there’s nobody better for children than parents.”


506. “Purpose is the compass that will guide you on your journey to greatness.” – Joel Brown


507. “To suffer terribly and to know yourself as the cause: that is Hell.”know yourself as the cause


508. “Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.”


509. “You have some vital role to play in the unfolding destiny of the world. You are, therefore, morally obliged to take care of yourself.”


510. “I’m not trying to prove anything with my music.” – Elvis Presley


511. “Don’t ever underestimate the destructive power of sins of omission.” – Jordan Peterson


512. If you over-coddle people, if you protect them from everything that’s sharp, you make them dull and narcissistic.”


513. “The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


514. “Confront the chaos of being.” – Jordan Peterson


515. “A hurricane is an act of God. But failure to prepare, when the necessity for preparation is well known—that’s sin.”


516. “There are so many ways that things can fall apart or fail to work altogether, and it is always wounded people who are holding it together.” – Jordan Peterson


517. “There’s some real utility in gratitude.“


518. “There’s a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity. That is very different from the wish for a life free of trouble.”


519. “A great athlete is a competetive person, that aggression is driving them forward like it’s a primordial moving force. But, it’s not haphazard and scattered, it’s disciplined and focused.” – Jordan Peterson


520. “There is no evidence that the importance of friendship declines in any manner with age.”


521. “Always place your becoming above your current being.” – Jordan B. Peterson


522. Sometimes, when people have a low opinion of their own worth


523. “I don’t want to be just a memory” – Elvis Presley


524. “If you remember that something bad happened, and you can figure out why, then you can try to avoid that bad thing happening again. That’s the purpose of memory. It’s not to remember the past. It’s to stop the same damn thing from happening over and over.”


525. “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.”


526. “Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).” – Jordan Peterson


527. “If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. That does not only mean that you suppress who you are, although it also means that. It means that so much of what you could be will never be forced by necessity to come forward.”


528. “It's a good thing, not a selfish thing, to choose people who are good for you.”


529. “You are, on the one hand, the most complex thing in the entire universe, and on the other, someone who can’t even set the clock on your microwave. Don’t overestimate your self-knowledge.” – Jordan Peterson


530. “In a crisis, the inevitable suffering that life entails can rapidly make a mockery of the idea that happiness is the proper pursuit of the individual.”


531. “you should never sacrifice what you could be for what you are.”


532. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer


533. “Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn’t do anything but just jiggle.” – Elvis Presley


534. “Be good company when something fun is happening, so that you’re invited for the fun.”


535. “Do not allow yourself to be arrogant and resentful.” – Jordan Peterson


536. “The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.” Jordan Peterson


537. “Life is suffering


538. “I happen to be a big fan of Western civilization; I think it beats the hell out of tyranny and starvation.”


539. “If you can’t even clean up your own room, who the hell are you to give advice to the world?”


540. “Anyone who was out to change the world by changing others was to be regarded with suspicion.” – Jordan Peterson


541. “You’re going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don’t do. You don’t get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you’re going to take. That’s it.”


542. “Your purpose in life is to find your own path, and to follow it, no matter what anyone else says.” – Unknown


543. “You’re not everything you could be, and you know it.”


544. “Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.” – Ryan Blair


545. “Not everyone who is failing is a victim, and not everyone at the bottom wishes to rise, although many do, and many manage it.”Not everyone who is failing is a victim


546. “begin by treating yourself as if you were someone you were responsible for helping.”


547. “If you are not willing to be a fool, you can’t become a master.” – Jordan Peterson


548. “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.” – Elvis Presley


549. “You need to place one foot in what you have mastered and understood and the other in what you are currently exploring and mastering.”


550. “It’s very hard to find your own words – and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words.”


551. “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy


552. ‘Happiness‘ is a pointless goal.


553. “The only time ‘no’ ever means ‘no’ in the absence of violence is when it is uttered by one civilized person to another.”


554. “It is better, proverbially, to rule your own spirit than to rule a city.”


555. “The multiplication force of technology on cognitive differences is massive.”


556. “If your life is not what it could be, try telling the truth. Everyone needs a concrete, specific goal — an ambition, and a purpose — to limit chaos and make intelligible sense of his or her life.”


557. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty


558. “Make friends with people who want the best for you.”


559. “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


560. “It’s not proper for the government to intrude too thoroughly into the domain of the family. It’s inappropriate.”


561. “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.”


562. “When you have something to say, silence is a lie.”


563. “Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).” Jordan Peterson


564. “Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.”


565. “Much of happiness is hope, no matter how deep the underworld in which that hope was conceived.”


566. “If you dare to do the most difficult thing you can conceptualize your life will work out better than it will if you do anything.”


567. “Rejection of the unknown is tantamount to identification with the devil.”


568. “After all, if you’re not the leading man in your own drama, you’re a bit player in someone else’s—and you might well be assigned to play a dismal, lonely and tragic part.”


569. “You must be cautious, because making your life better means adopting a lot of responsibility, and that takes more effort and care than living stupidly in pain and remaining arrogant, deceitful, and resentful.”


570. “I do believe that there are places where the mythological and the literal touch.”


571. “You’re not perfect just the way you are. You could be better!” – Jordan Peterson


572. “If you dare to do the most difficult thing you can conceptualize your life will work out better than it will if you do anything.” – Jordan Peterson


573. “You’re going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don’t do. You don’t get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you’re going to take. That’s it.” Jordan Peterson


574. “I'm not a fan of Positive Psychology, by the way, because happiness is basically extroversion minus neuroticism, and we knew that 15 years ago.”


575. “There’s no doubt that inequality destabilizes societies. I think the social science evidence on that front is crystal clear.”


576. You’re not everything you could be, and you know it.”


577. “Life that is pure law becomes sterile, equally unbearable.” – Jordan Peterson


578. “Failure is the price we pay for standards and, because mediocrity has consequences both real and harsh, standards are necessary.”


579. “Your wisdom then consists not of the knowledge you already have, but the continual search for knowledge, which is the highest form of wisdom.”


580. “The secret to your existence is right in front of you. It manifests itself as all those things you know you should do, but are avoiding.” – Jordan Peterson


581. “People organize their brains with conversation. If they don't have anyone to tell their story to, they lose their minds. Like hoarders, they cannot unclutter themselves.”


582. “And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.”


583. “Rules are there for a reason. You are only allowed to break them if you are a master. If


584. “Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities.” – Jordan Peterson


585. “One thing hasn’t changed – the innovative spirit and urges for improvement that was the driving force back then.”


586. “It’s easier to put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today, and drown the upcoming months and years in today’s cheap pleasures.” – Jordan Peterson


587. “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.” – Jordan Peterson


588. “A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts.” – Elvis Presley


589. “If you stand still you fall backwards, you cannot stand still, because the world moves away from you if you stand still. And there is no stasis. There is only backwards.” – Jordan Peterson


590. “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.”


591. “I’ve 20,000 hours of clinical prac