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

“The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power. Status you can lose. You carry character with you wherever you go, and it allows you to prevail against adversity.”

Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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

Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“if you cannot understand why someone did something, look at the consequences—and infer the motivation.”

Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“I came to understand, through the great George Orwell, that much of such thinking found its motivation in hatred of the rich and successful, instead of true regard for the poor. Besides, the socialists were more intrinsically capitalist than the capitalists. They believed just as strongly in money. They just thought that if different people had the money, the problems plaguing humanity would vanish.”

Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos