Jordan Bernt Peterson is a well-known Canadian clinical psychologist and also a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He has written a number of highly respected books throughout his long career. He has hundreds of quotes to his name and we have included just a very small number of them.
Quote #1 “Clean up Your Room” – Jordan Peterson
Peterson’s meaning of the quote - you must first take care of your immediate surroundings before you can move on to bigger challenges in your life. He believes that if you are not capable of keeping your own room clean and organized you have no business trying to tell others how to do things.
Quote #2 “I Act as If God Exists” – Jordan Peterson
Peterson’s meaning of the quote - The is a particularly interesting quote from Jordan Peterson in that he uses it as a way to answer a question that he is frequently asked but really does not like to answer which is, Do you believe in God? He came up with the response to the question that in his view does not put him on either side of the argument about whether or not there is a God.
Quote #3 “Tell the Truth” – Jordan Peterson
Peterson’s meaning of the quote - This is another famous quote that is actually part of his 12 Rules of Life. The quote or saying that is often attributed to Jordan Peterson is part of his 8th Rule of Life, Tell the Truth or at least don’t lie. The rule involves a discussion of whether or not it is acceptable to tell little white lies or black truths.
Quote #4 “The Room is you” – Jordan Peterson
Peterson’s meaning of the quote - It’s a metaphor for getting your whole self in order first before you try to improve the world. He is associating the idea that if you clean your surroundings (room) your mind will immediately become clearer as well. By keeping a clearer mind you will be able to better focus on the tasks at hand and in turn, you will have much less stress in your life.
Quote #5 “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
Peterson’s meaning of the quote - This is a very profound quote and it presents a very unique perspective on life. He is basically saying that your life would be so better if you spent more time in your life doing the things that you know you really should be doing. As opposed to wasting time and energy avoiding them.
Quote #6 “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
Peterson’s meaning of the quote - He seems to be saying that you have to know what amount of evil that you are in fact capable of displaying in order to be able to figure out what your capacity.for good.