“Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness.” Here are 24 Best Tuesdays With Morrie Quotes About Life, Death and Forgiveness.

Tuesdays With Morrie Quotes

1. “If you’re trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you’re trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.”

2. “I like myself better when I’m with you.”

3. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”

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

5. “If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them–you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely.”

6. “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”

Tuesdays With Morrie Quotes

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

8. “You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. 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.”

9. “Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it.”

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

11. “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”

12. “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.”

Tuesdays With Morrie Quotes

13. “Love wins, love always wins.”

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

15. “Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hold on too long.”

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

17. “What’s wrong with being number two?”

18. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”

Tuesdays With Morrie Quotes

19. “Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

20. “I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.”

21. “The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

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

23. “Detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That’s how you are able to leave it.”

24. “This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”

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


Best of Tuesdays With Morrie Quotes

1.
“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
2.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
3.
“Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent.”

Ian Warmer

About the author

Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

__CONFIG_colors_palette__{"active_palette":0,"config":{"colors":{"62516":{"name":"Main Accent","parent":-1}},"gradients":[]},"palettes":[{"name":"Default Palette","value":{"colors":{"62516":{"val":"rgb(9, 10, 9)"}},"gradients":[]}}]}__CONFIG_colors_palette__
Learn More

There might be affiliate links on this page, which means we get a small commission of anything you buy. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Please do your own research before making any online purchase.

Related Posts