45 Jordan Peterson Quotes to Inspire Your Life

Filed in Quote by on March 4, 2022

Jordan Peterson is a modern-day Aristotle with quotes from interviews, and from his work as a lecturer and author, are full of wisdom–difficult to digest at first read. They are also vital in every sphere of life, so do well to read on.

Jordan Peterson Quotes

Jordan Peterson is a psychologist with a firm stance against Social Justice, and pervasive, toxic-entitlement culture contaminating the world.

His mind evolved, ‘The way to being happy involves setting goals and seeing them through because humans need to see improvement to feel good about themselves.’

Jordan Peterson Quotes

Here are some more of his powerful thoughts ingested into quotes:

1. “If you don’t say what you think when you kill your unborn self.” Jordan Peterson

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

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

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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “Everything you value is a product of unimaginably lengthy developmental processes, personal, cultural, and biological.” Jordan Peterson

8. “There’s some real utility in gratitude.” Jordan Peterson

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

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

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

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

13. “The successful among us delay gratification. The successful among us bargain with the future.” Jordan Peterson

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

15. “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

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

17. “Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.” Jordan Peterson

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

19. “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 quotes

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.” Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson’s Quotes on Human Growth

21. “Women selectmen. That makes them nature because nature is what selects. And you can say, Well it’s only symbolic that women are natural, it’s like no, it’s not just symbolic. The woman is the gatekeeper to reproductive success. And you can’t get more like nature than that it’s the very definition of nature.” Jordan Peterson

22. “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

23. “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

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

25. “Be grateful despite your suffering.” Jordan Peterson

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

27. “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

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

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

Jordan Peterson's Quotes on Human Growth

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

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

32. “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

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

34. “Dialogue is the pathway to truth.” Jordan Peterson

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

36. “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

37. “Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.” Jordan Peterson

38. “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

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

40. “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

41. “Power is competence.” Jordan Peterson

42. “Can you imagine yourself in 10 years if instead of avoiding the things you know you should do, you did them every single day – that’s powerful.” Jordan Peterson quotes

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

44. “He whose life has a why can bear almost anyhow.” Jordan Peterson

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

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