Best 55 of Morrie Schwartz quotes - MyQuotes

Follow
Morrie Schwartz
By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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 …

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

I believe in being fully present. That means you should be with the person you’re with.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

We put our values in the wrong things. And it leads to very disillusioned lives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

My contention is that as long as you have other faculties-the emotional, psychological, intuitive faculties-you haven't lost yourself or even diminished yourself. Don't be ashamed when you're physically limited or dysfunctional; don't think that you're any less because of your condition. In fact, I feel I am even more myself than I was before I got this illness because I have been able to transcend many of the psychological and emotional limitations I had before I developed ALS.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

The tension of opposites: Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

We've got a form of brainwashing going on in our country…. Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that's what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. MORE IS GOOD. MORE IS GOOD. We repeat it--and have it repeated to us--over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all this, he has no perspective on what's really important anymore.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

If we can remember the feeling of love we once had, we can die without ever going away.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

If you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can't wait until you're sixty-five.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 19 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

Now that I'm suffering, I feel closer to people who suffer more than I ever did before. The other night, on TV, I saw people in Bosnia running across the street, getting fired upon, killed, innocent victims....and I just started to cry. I feel their anguish as if it were my own. I don't know any of these people. But - how can I put this? I'm almost......drawn to them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

Acceptance is not a talent you either have or don't have. It's a learned response. My meditation teacher made a great point about the difference between a reaction and a response: You may not have control over your initial reaction to something, but you can decide what your response will be. You don't have to be at the mercy of your emotions, and acceptance can be your first step toward empowerment . . . For me, acceptance has been the cornerstone to my having an emotionally healthy response to my illness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

Death ends a life, not a relationship. 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

Everything that gets born dies.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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 are in the dark. Even when you're falling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

What is it about silence that makes people uneasy?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

Be compassionate, and take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much a better place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morrie Schwartz

In the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive.  And at the end of life, we need others to survive.  But here's the secret, in between, we need others as well.