Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quote(s) of the Day

This morning I was trolling ThinkExist.com for an inspirational quote to place on Twitter when I came across several quotes by Morrie Schwartz. I was so impressed with these quotes that I had to find out who this person was. Turns out, this was the guy that Tuesdays with Morrie was based on. (I guess I'm late in finding that little bit of info out, huh?) He was an educator (taught Sociology at Brandeis University) and apparently had a great impact on many of his students and colleagues.

Anyway, here are a few of the quotes I came across that I just had to share:

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

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.

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.

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

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