20 inspirational Jordan Peterson quotes – Dare to tell yourself the truth

20 inspirational quotes about living a constructive life by Jordan Peterson who is a Canadian psychologist and public intellectual, who is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto

Peterson is also the author of the bestselling book titled ’12 Rules for life’.

Jordan Peterson quotes 

1. “Stop doing the things that you know are wrong that you could stop doing.” – Jordan Peterson

2. “People do not care whether or not they succeed; they care about whether or not they fail.” – Jordan Peterson

3. “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 else.” – Jordan Peterson

4. “Often people won’t specify what their goals are because they don’t like to specify conditions for failure. So if you keep yourself all vague and foggy which is real easy because that’s just a matter of not doing as well – then you don’t know when you fail.” – Jordan Peterson

5. “If you fulfil your obligations everyday you don’t need to worry about the future.” – Jordan Peterson

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

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

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

9. “You have to treat yourself like you matter because if you don’t then you don’t take care of yourself and you become vengeful and cruel and you take it out on people around you and you are not a positive force. None of that is good…you suffer more and so does everyone else around you.” – Jordan Peterson

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

11. “What path are you on?..Some of you is dark and some of you is light..get rid of the darkness and then you’re on the path of light.. What will happen to you when you’re on the path of light? The best that can happen to you.it might not not be easy…easy and best aren’t the same thing.” – Jordan Peterson

12. “Life is suffering, and suffering can make you resentful, murderous, and then genocidal, if you take it far enough. So you need an antidote to suffering. And maybe you think that you can build walls of luxury around yourself, and that that will protect you from the suffering. Good luck with that.” – Jordan Peterson

13. “Whatever you’re doing or not doing has a cost and it’s really easy to forget about the cost of what you’re not doing.” – Jordan Petterson

14. “You must determine where you are going in your life, because you cannot get there unless you move in that direction. 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

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

16. “Anything you let win the internal argument grows. And anything you let be defeated shrinks… So that’s another thing really to remember: Don’t practice what you do not want to become.” – Jordan Petterson

17. “If you make your criteria for success razor sharp then you know every time you screw up. But that’s great because then you could fix it!” – Jordan Peterson

18. “If your life isn’t everything it could be..[stop] wasting all of the opportunities that are in front of you.” – Jordan Peterson

19. “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. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself.” – Jordan Petterson

20. “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 Peterson

21. “Specify your damn goals because how are you going to hit something if you don’t know what it is?” – Jordan Peterson

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

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

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