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24 Great Teachings and Quotes from Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie is one of the best books I’ve read so far. This book is so inspirational and emotional. It has so many great life lessons that everyone should learn. And I feel that it’s a must-read book for everyone.


Tuesdays With Morrie’s Summary in Short:-

This book is about a good professor named Morrie Schwartz who was suffering from a very bad disease called ALS and had a very limited time to live. Mitch Albom, who’s the author of this book was also the student of Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom used to spend his time with his dear old professor. He used to meet Morrie on Tuesdays, They called themselves as “Tuesday People”. On their every Tuesday’s meeting, Morrie used to share life lessons and his experience to Mitch, his student. There was a great bond between these two.

Here are the 24 great quotes and sayings from the book “Tuesdays With Morrie”:-


  1. “Life is a series of pulls back and forth. We want to do one thing, but we are bound to do something else. Something hurts us, yet we know it shouldn’t. We take certain things for granted, even when we know we 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.” 


  2. “Love always wins.”


  3. “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. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” 


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


5. Sometimes we cannot believe what we see, we have to believe what we feel. And if we are ever going to have other people trust us, we must feel that we can trust them, too—even when we’re in the dark. Even when we’re falling.”


6. When we know we’re going to die, and are prepared for it at any time. That way we can actually be more involved in our life while we’re living.”

7. “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”


8. When we realize we are going to die, we see everything much differently.”We start to experience the world fully and focus on the essentials.


9. “Love each other or perish.”

10.“Without love, we are birds with broken wings.”


11. “Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.”


12. “Aging is not just decay, It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that we’re going to die, it’s also the positive that we understand you’re going to die, and that we live a better life because of it.”

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


14. Do you know what really gives you satisfaction? Offering others what you have to give.”


15. “Do the kinds 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 overwhelmed with what comes back.”

16. “People haven’t found meaning in their lives, so they’re running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job will bring them happiness. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running.”


17. “How we think, what we value—these are the things that you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone—or any society—determine those for you.”


18. “Look, no matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don’t see what we could be. We should be looking at our potential, stretching ourselves into everything we can become.”

19. “If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one big human family in this world and to care about that family the way we care about our own. “But believe me, when you are dying, you see it is true. We all have the same beginning—birth—and we all have the same end—death. So how different can we be?”


20. “Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Don’t wait.”


21. “What we’re all looking for is a certain peace with the idea of dying. If we know, in the end, that we can ultimately have that peace with dying, then we can finally do the really hard thing.” Which is? “Make peace with living.”

22. “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.”


23. “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.”


24. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”


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