Quotes from The Road Less Traveled

by M. Scott Peck (Purchase on Amazon)

A selection of quotes from this book:

Feeling valuable is essential to mental health and self-discipline. It is a direct product of parental love.
The only way that we can be certain that our map of reality is valid is to expose it to the criticism and challenge of other map-makers.
Self-discipline is self-caring. If we feel ourselves valuable, then we will feel our time to be valuable, to organize it and protect it and make maximum use of it.
Depression is a normal and basically healthy phenomenon. It becomes abnormal or unhealthy only when something interferes with the giving-up process, and depression is prolonged.
Temporarily give up your self to make room for the incorporation of new material.
Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems. Without discipline we can solve nothing. With total discipline we can solve all problems.
You cannot be a person worthy of love when your primary goal in life is to passively be loved.
When you require another individual for your survival, you are a parasite on that individual. There is no choice, no freedom involved in your relationship. It is a matter of necessity rather than love.
Balance the need for stability and assertion of the self with the need for new knowledge and greater understanding.
Couples cannot resolve issues of marriage without the security of knowing the act of struggling over these issues will not itself destroy the relationship.

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