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Morrie Schwartz, American Educator ( December 20, 1916 - November 4, 1995 )

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


Sad Living Dying

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.~Morrie Schwartz


Life People Busy

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


Life Sympathy You

Everything that gets born dies.~Morrie Schwartz


Death Born Everything

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.~Morrie Schwartz


World People Live

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


People Late Too Late

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.~Morrie Schwartz


Little Things Society

Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live.~Morrie Schwartz


Learn Die Live

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


Life Love Learn

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.~Morrie Schwartz


Yourself Late Want

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


Sympathy Yourself Twice

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


Working Psychology Scales

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


Alive Now Here

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


Keep Going Going Keep

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.~Morrie Schwartz


Best Live You

I'd always been interested in psychology.~Morrie Schwartz


Psychology Always Been

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


Look You Way

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


Life Meaning Forward

This is how you start to get respect: by offering something that you have.~Morrie Schwartz


Respect Start You