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We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy...
by Morrie Schwartz

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

Everything that gets born dies.
- Morrie Schwartz

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

One doesn't have a sense of humor.
It has you.
- Larry Gelbart

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time,
when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee


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