Best Jordan Peterson Quotes (Author of 12 Rules for Life)

Read the best collection of Jordan Peterson quotes, sayings, captions, one-liners, and ideas, (with images, DP, and pictures) about love, life, courage, relationships, feminism, philosophy, and more.

Jordan Bernt Peterson (born 12 June 1962) is a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and a YouTube personality.

He began to receive widespread attention in the late 2010s for his views on cultural and political issues, often described as conservative.

Jordan B. Peterson is the Author of the famous book 12 Rules for Life on success which will inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

Overall, Peterson’s quotes reflect his belief in the power of personal responsibility, individualism, and honesty.

His views have sparked intense debates and discussions, making him one of the most controversial figures of our time.

Top 10 Jordan Peterson Quotes

  1. “Life is suffering.” – Jordan Peterson                                                                                                           
    Jordan Peterson Quotes
    Jordan Peterson Quotes

  2. “Take aim even badly.” – Jordan Peterson

  3. “Power is competence.” – Jordan Peterson

  4. “Sort yourself out, Bucko.” – Jordan Peterson

  5. “Don’t be a slave to stupid rules.” – Jordan Peterson                                                                           
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    Jordan B Peterson Quotes

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

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

  8. “Start somewhere, clean your room.” – Jordan Peterson

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

  10. “You have to be a monster to stay alive.” – Jordan Peterson

  11. “Be the hero your mom wanted you to be.” – Jordan Peterson                                                         
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    Jordan Peterson Quotes Wallpaper

  12. “What you aim at determines what you see.” – Jordan Peterson

  13. “In order to think you have to risk being offensive.” – Jordan Peterson

  14. “The left is the archetype of the devouring mother.” – Jordan Peterson

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

    Best Jordan Peterson Quotes
    Best Jordan Peterson Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. “Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.” – Jordan Peterson                                         
    Jordan B Peterson Quotes On Love
    Jordan B Peterson Quotes On Love

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

  9. “Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead. Dare to be dangerous.” – Jordan Peterson

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

Famous Jordan Peterson Quotes

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

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

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

  4. “You should never sacrifice what you could be for what you are.” – Jordan Peterson

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

  6. “A leader gives articulation of the imagination of the population.” – Jordan Peterson

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

  8. “Rising to the top of the lobster hierarchy one damn room at a time.” – Jordan Peterson

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

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

Jordan Peterson Quotes For Success

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

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

  3. “The truth is a terrible thing, but not when you compare it with falsehood.” – Jordan Peterson

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

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

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

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

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

  9. “If you start with little, you start with more possibility.” – Jordan Peterson, (Bible Series Quotes)

  10. “Anything that you let will grows. Don’t practice what you don’t want to become.” – Jordan Peterson

  11. “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” – Jordan Peterson                                                                                                                       
    Jordan Peterson Quotes On Success
    Jordan Peterson Quotes On Success

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

  13. “The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it.” – Jordan Peterson

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

  15. “There’s some real utility in gratitude.” – Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan Peterson Quotes To Improve Life

  1. “The Trump phenomenon probably worries me less than most people think it should.” – Jordan Peterson

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

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

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

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

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

  7. “If you betray yourself, if you say untrue things, if you act out a lie, you weaken your character.” – Jordan Peterson

  8. “Whether the Gods are inside or outside makes very little difference to whether there are Gods.” – Jordan Peterson

  9. “When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” – Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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

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

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

  13. “Beauty shames the ugly. Strength shames the weak. Death shames the living – and the ideal shames us all.” – Jordan Peterson

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

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

  16. “Why do dragons hoard gold? Because the things you most need is always to be found where you least want to look.” – Jordan Peterson

  17. “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

  18. “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

  19. “Dress like the person you want to be. Sometimes you have to act out the person you want to be before you become it.” – Jordan Peterson

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

  21. “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

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

  23. “The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.” – Jordan Peterson

  24. “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.” – Jordan Peterson

  25. “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

  26. “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

  27. “And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.” – Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

  28. “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

  29. “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

  30. “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.” – Jordan Peterson

  31. “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

  32. “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

  33. “You should be afraid of taking risks and pursuing something meaningful, but you should be more afraid of staying where you are if it’s making miserable.” – Jordan Peterson

  34. “Everything you value is a product of unimaginably lengthy developmental processes, personal, cultural, biological.” – Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

  35. “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

  36. “It’s all very well to think the mIt’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

  37. “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

  38. “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

  39. “It takes careful observation, and education, and reflection, and communication with others, just to scratch the surface of your beliefs.” – Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

  40. “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

  41. “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

  42. “You’re going to pay a price for everything 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

  43. “There’s almost nothing better than character development. And aiming at having a good character is the highest aim, and it’s the aim that will provide the most meaning in your life.” – Jordan Peterson

  44. “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.” – Jordan Peterson

  45. “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

  46. “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

  47. “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.” – Jordan Peterson

  48. “If radical right-wingers were receiving state funding for political operations disguised as university courses, as the radical left-wingers clearly are, the uproar from progressives across North America would be deafening.” – Jordan Peterson

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

  50. “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, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Some of the most popular books authored by Jordan B. Peterson are;

  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
  • Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life
  • Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
  • Political Correctness: The Munk Debates
  • Peacemaking Among Higher Order


Dr. Jordan Peterson’s opinions on feminism, free speech, courage, masculinity, and philosophy have garnered both praise and flak from the people. He turned into public light almost overnight.

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