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  • With Marguerite, he wanted only time-more and more time-and he was granted it, nighttimes and daytimes and nighttimes again.
    (Mitch Albom, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven")

  • I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • You say you should have died instead of me. But during my time on earth, people died instead of me, too. It happens every day. When lightning strikes a minute after you are gone, or an airplane crashes that you might have been on. When your colleague falls ill and you do not. We think such things are random. But there is a balance to it all. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole.
    (Mitch Albom, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven")

  • I worked because I could control it.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")


  • We all have the same beginning--birth--and we all have the same end--death. So how different can we be?
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • Accept who you are; and revel in it.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • We all know how to be a child.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • All I was afraid of is saying good-bye.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • It's not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It's part of the deal we made.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you'd always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • It's not just other people we need to forgive. We also need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the things we should have done.
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")

  • We're so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks-we're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don't get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing?
    (Mitch Albom, "Tuesdays with Morrie")


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