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Morgan Scott Peck

Datum narození: 23. květen 1936
Datum úmrtí: 25. září 2005
Další jména: M. S. Peck

Morgan Scott Peck byl americký psychiatr a spisovatel. Nejvíce jej proslavila jeho první kniha Nevyšlapanou cestou , které se ve více než 20 jazycích prodalo přes 10 miliónů kusů.


„Život přináší jeden problém za druhým. Chceme nad nimi bědovat nebo je chceme řešit?“

„Dovoleným ulehčením je například to, když při přípravě na zkoušku nastudujeme stručný výtah z knihy, místo toho, abychom ji četli celou. Pokud je ten výtah dobře napsaný a obsahuje potřebná fakta, můžeme získat potřebné vědomosti způsobem, který nám ušetří spoustu času a úsilí. Opisování při zkoušce je ale nedovoleným ulehčením. Může sice ušetřit čas, ale získaná hodnost o svém nositeli podává klamavý a falešný obraz.“


„Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.“ The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

„Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.“

„The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.“

„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. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.“ The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

„We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.“

„Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a PROFOUND tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there.“ The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth


„Since [narcissists] deep down, feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world's fault. Since they must deny their own badness, they must perceive others as bad. They project their own evil onto the world. They never think of themselves as evil, on the other hand, they consequently see much evil in others.“

„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.“

„Life is complex.
Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another... The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.“

„Genuine love is volitional rather than emotional. The person who truely loves does so because of a decision to love. This person has made a commitment to be loving whether or not the loving feeling is present.... Conversely, it is not only possible but necessary for a loving person to avoid acting on feelings of love.“ The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth


„If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.“

„The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.“

„It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.“

„You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.“ The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

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