The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

— Morrie Schwartz

The most delightful Morrie Schwartz quotes that are little-known but priceless

Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.

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You don't understand. You're not a wave. You're part of the ocean.

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The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.

And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it.

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The little things, I can obey. But the big things - how we think, what we value - those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone - or any society - determine those for you.

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As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on—in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here

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Do the kind of things that come from the heart, When you do, you won't be dissatisfied, you won't be envious, you won't be longing for somebody else's things. On the contrary, you'll be overhelmed with what comes back

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It's not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people.

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If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all.

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After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.

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Be compassionate, and take responsibility for each other.

If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much a better place.

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So many people walk around with a meaningless life.

They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things.

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Maybe death is the great equalizer, the one big thing that can finally make strangers shed a tear for one another

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About Morrie Schwartz

Quotes 60 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Educator
Birthday October 16

We think we don't deserve love, we think if we let it in we'll become too soft.

But a wise man named Levine said it right. He said." Love is the only rational act.

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What tipped the scales was that psychology involved working with rats.

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Build a little community of those you love and who love you

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The best way to deal with that is to live in a fully conscious, compassionate, loving way. Don't wait until you're on your deathbed to recognize that this is the only way to live.

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And, in addition to all the miseries, the young are not wise.

They have very little understanding about life. Who wants to live every day when you don't know what's going on? When people are manipulating you, telling you to buy this perfume and you'll be beautiful, or this pair of jeans and you'll be sexy-and you believe them! It's such nonsense.

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We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy.

.. able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.

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Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others.

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When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.

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Once you learn how to die you learn how to live.

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One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive.

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There is no experience like having children.

..If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children.

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Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice, but again and again.

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All right, that was my moment with loneliness.

I'm not afraid of feeling lonely, but now I'm going to put that loneliness aside and know that there are other emotions in the world, and I'm going to experience them as well.

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All younger people should know something.

If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.

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Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.

And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too - even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling.

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It's not to late to... ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be.

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The truth is, part of me is every age.

I delight in being a child when it’s appropriate to be a child. I delight in being a wise old man when it’s appropriate to be a wise old man. Think of all I can be! I am every age, up to my own.

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Do I wither up and disappear, or do I make the best of my time left?

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What is it about silence that makes people uneasy?

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Everyone knows they're going to die, but nobody believes it.

If we did we would do things differently. Do what the Buddhists do. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, "Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?

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Everything that gets born dies.

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Dying is only one thing to be sad over... Living unhappily is something else.

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Are you trying to be as human as you can be?

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Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.

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Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?

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We're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going.

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Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward.

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For me, living means I can be responsive to the other person.

It means I can show my emotions and my feelings. Talk to them. Feel with them.

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It’s natural to die. The fact that we make such a big hullabaloo over it is all because we don’t see ourselves as part of nature. We think because we’re human we’re something above nature.

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People are only mean when they're threatened… and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does. Even people who have jobs in our economy are threatened, because they worry about losing them. And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It is all part of this culture.

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The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family.

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Everyone knows they're going to die, but nobody believes it.

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What's wrong with being number two?

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There is no formula to relationships.

They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like. In business, people negotiate to win. They negotiate to get what they want. Maybe you’re too used to that. Love is different. Love is when you are as concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.

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If the culture doesn't work, don't buy it.

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Although you may be old or sick, it's not too late to take stock and ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be.

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Life is like a wrestling match- we struggle to fight but we never know that the only side that wins is the one with great love in it.

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