Quotation Explorer - 'M. Scott Peck'

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. - M. Scott Peck
The will to grow is in essence the same phenomenon as love. Love is the will to extend oneself for spiritual growth. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people. - M. Scott Peck
You must have something in order to give it up. - M. Scott Peck
Mental health increases as we pursue reality at all cost. - M. Scott Peck
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience. - M. Scott Peck
Everything that happens in life is there to aid our spiritual growth. - M. Scott Peck
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear, the moving out against the resistance engendered by fear into the unknown and into the future. - M. Scott Peck
Love is not effortless. To the contrary, love is effortful. - M. Scott Peck
The only true end of love is spiritual growth or human evolution. - M. Scott Peck
It is their attachment to us rather than their independence from us that we value in our pets. - M. Scott Peck
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. - M. Scott Peck
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