A philosophy professor at Brandeis University who realized and shared his
views on life while dying of ALS. Schwartz was interviewed several times by
Ted Koppel on "Nightline", and he is the subject of the New York Times
bestseller "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom. Schwartz himself wrote a
book before he died called "Letting Go" Morrie's Reflections on Living While
Once you know how to die,
you know how to live.
Why does silence make
people so uneasy?
Why do people only find
comfort when they're filling the air with words?
How do you spare people's
feelings by denying them?
Death ends a life, not a
Dying is the only one
thing to be sad over.
Living unhappily is something else.
Love wins. Love always
Money is not a substitute
Invest in the human
family. Invest in people.
Forgive yourself. Forgive
others. Don't wait.
You're not a wave, you're
part of the ocean
What's wrong with being
Imagine there's a bird on your shoulder and
every day you ask it,
the day that I die?
Am I ready?
Am I living the life I want to live?
Am I being the person I
want to be?
Never do work that uses, hurts or degrades people.
Never make money off the sweat and pain of others. The tension of opposites.
We learn from what hurts us, as much as what loves us.
with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson"
( Doubleday, 1997) a
loving tribute written by one of his former students, Detroit-based
sportswriter Mitch Albom. With 2.8 million copies in print, the book has
remained on the "New York Times" best-seller list for two years running. It
has been translated into 22 languages. And earlier this year, "Morrie: In
His Own Words"
( Walker and Co., 1999 ), a collection of his aphorisms, was republished.
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