Top 10 Dr. M. Scott Peck People of the Lie Quotes


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When I say that evil has to do with killing, I do not mean to restrict myself to corporeal murder. Evil is that which kills spirit. There are various essential attributes of life -- particularly human life -- such as, sentience, mobility, awareness, growth, autonomy, will. It is possible to kill or attempt to kill one of those attributes without actually destroying the body. Thus we may break a horse or even a child without harming a hair on its head. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie
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When I say that evil has to do with killing, I do not mean to restrict myself to corporeal murder. Evil is that which kills spirit. There are various essential attributes of life -- particularly human life -- such as, sentience, mobility, awareness, growth, autonomy, will. It is possible to kill or attempt to kill one of those attributes without actually destroying the body. Thus we may break a horse or even a child without harming a hair on its head. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie


Fromm saw the genesis of human evil as a developmental process: we are not created evil or forced to be evil, but we become evil slowly over time through a long series of choices. - M. Scott Peck, M.D., People of the Lie, p. 82.
M. Scott Peck, M.D. Quote


Fromm saw the genesis of human evil as a developmental process: we are not created evil or forced to be evil, but we become evil slowly over time through a long series of choices. - M. Scott Peck, M.D., People of the Lie, p. 82.



When confronted by evil, the wisest and most secure adult will usually experience confusion. M. Scott Peck, M.D., People of the Lie Quote
Evil Causes Confusion Dr. M. Scott Peck Quote

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When confronted by evil, the wisest and most secure adult will usually experience confusion. M. Scott Peck, M.D., People of the Lie




While a narcissist has no interest in being good they intensely want to look good. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie Quote
Dr. M. Scott Peck Narcissist Quote



Thought for the Day Quote: "While a narcissist has no interest in being good they intensely want to look good." Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie Quote



Naturally, since it is designed to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie Quote Created by Echo Scapegoat Recovery Tactics using background pink rose image by Pixel2013 CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay
The Pretense of Love

Naturally, since it is designed to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie. (Version 3)




Naturally, since it is designed to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie. Quote on Background Image: iquraishi cc0 Public Domain via Pixabay
Evil Chosen Pretense is Most Commonly Masquerading as "Love"

Naturally, since it is designed to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie. Thought for the Day - Echo Scapegoat Recovery Tactics. (Version 2)





Thought for the Day Quote - Echo Scapegoat Recovery Tactics© Naturally, since it is designed to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie.  Created using background peacock image: pankaj_chaudhary cco Public Domain via Pixabay
Love: Most Common Pretense Chosen by the Evil


Thought for the Day Quote - Echo Scapegoat Recovery Tactics© 
Naturally, since it is designed to hide its opposite, the pretense chosen by the evil is most commonly the pretense of love. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie (Version 1)




Since the primary motive of the evil is disguise, one of the places evil people are most likely to be found is within the church. What better way to conceal one's evil from oneself as well as from others than to be a deacon or some other highly visible form of Christian within our culture. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie.



Evil is live spelled backwards. Dr. M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie Quote.
Evil is live spelled backwards

In his book, People of the Lie, the late Dr. M. Scott Peck relays a story of a realization he then 10 year old (as I recall) son had. His son said to him one day that evil is live spelled backwards. 

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