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Mitch Albom

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Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirr...
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The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.
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Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. T...
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I thought about how often this was needed in everyday life. How we feel lonely, sometimes to the poi...
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Death ends a life, not a relationship.
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All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prin...
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But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Som...
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People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our econ...
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Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks th...
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Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is aweapon that attacks the...
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But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.
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Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
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Life has to end, love doesn't.
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If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because ...
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In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word "divorce" came up. I always figured it cam...
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My funeral," the Blue Man said. "Look at the mourners. Some did not even know me well, yet they came...
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I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters,...
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You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.
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There are five people you meet in heaven. Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have...
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This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it exp...
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If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you ca...
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Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with ...
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A memoir should have some uplifting quality, inspiring or illuminating, and that's what separate...
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You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven't found meaning ...
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The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it com...
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Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the d...
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Don't get too attached to anything.
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Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
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The truth is, part of me is every age. I’m a three-year-old, I’m a five-year-old, I’m a thirty...
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I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I...
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Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself ...
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Everyone knows they re going to die,' he said again, 'but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do...
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I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.
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there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other pers...
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I like myself better when I'm with you.
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I think people expect too much from marriage today" he said. "They expect perfection. Every moment s...
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