Mitch Albom Quotes About Love, Happiness and Loss

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.” – Mitch Albom

148 Mitch Albom Quotes

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  1. “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”
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2. “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.”

“With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have”

3. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have”

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4. “The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”

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5. “Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”

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6. “The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter.”

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7. “Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”

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

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9. “Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.”

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

11. “Every loss leaves a hole in your heart.”

12. “Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”

13. “Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.”

14. “If you could pack for heaven, this was how you’d do it, touching everything, taking nothing.”

15. “Every life has one true love snapshot.”

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

17. “Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that by hating someone we hurt them. But hatred is a curved blade and the harm we do to others we also do to ourselves.”

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

19. “You can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.”

20. “When you’re in bed, you’re dead”

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21. “Silence is worse when you know it won’t be broken.”

22. “The length of your days does not belong to you.”

23. “But you grab a moment, or you let it pass.”

24. “People are only mean when they are threatened.”

25. “You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.”

26. “One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”

27. “Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”

28. “There are two stories for every life; the one you live, and the one others tell.”

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

30. “You don’t miss things. You miss people.”

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31. “Sometimes, love brings you together even as life keeps you apart.”

32. “Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”

33. “One day can bend your life.”

34. “Secrets. We think by keeping them, we’re controlling things, but all the while, they’re controlling us.”

35. “Scenery without solace is meaningless.”

36. “Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.”

37. “The secret to happiness…be satisfied and be grateful.”

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38. “When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”

39. “Don’t get too attached to anything.”

40. “Holding on to things only breaks your heart.”

41. “A man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. And a man without memories is just a shell.”

42. “Courage is confused with picking up arms and cowardness is confused with laying them down.”

43. “You can touch everything and be connected to nothing.”

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

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

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46. “Secrets tear you apart.”

47. “The world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”

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

49. “Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.”

50. “It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be.”

51, “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

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52. “The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.”

53. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.”

54. “Truth is light. Lies are shadows. Music is both.”

55. “Sometimes, love brings you together even as life keeps you apart.”

56. “You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart.”

57. “You cannot ask things to do what they are not meant to do. Eventually, they will break.”

58. “Learn how to live and you’ll know how to die; learn how to die, and you’ll know how to live.”

59. “Love is the only rational act.”

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

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61. “But hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved.”

62. “There is no such thing as ‘too late’ in life.”

63. “No soul remembered is ever really gone.”

64. “It is never too late or too soon, the old man had said. It is when it is supposed to be.”

65. “Things change when you’re not in danger anymore.”

66. “You cannot unplay your notes. Time, like music, is indelible that way.”

67. “When we are most alone is when we embrace another’s loneliness.”

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68. “There is a reason God limits man’s days.”

69. “Something is always happening somewhere.”

70. “I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”

71. “All that happens when your dreams come true is a slow, melting realization that it wasn’t what you thought.”

72. “This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.”

73. “Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward.”

74. “Ends are for yesterday, not tomorrows.”

75. “No act done for someone else is ever wasted.”

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76. “Silence was his escape, but silence is rarely a refuge.”

77. “There is no formula to relationships.”

78. “There are many things in my life that I wish I could take back. Many moments I would recast.”

79. “Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time.”

80. “When hope is gone, time is punishment.”

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81. “Time flies with you”

82. “Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will.”

83. “What happened next depends on how much you believe.”

84. “Sometimes, questions are more hurtful than insults.”

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

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

87. “You are not your past.”

88. “Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen.”

89. “Sometimes when you’re losing someone, you hang on to whatever tradition you can.”

90. “Knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing.”

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91. “Love wins, love always wins.”

92. “It’s not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It’s part of the deal we made.”

93. “People often belittle the place where they were born.”

94. “Love each other or perish.”

95. “When you are an outcast, even a tossed stone can be cherished.”

96. “You don’t know how to live until you learn how to die.”

97. “Getting old we can deal with. Being old is the problem”

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98. “Sometimes I think the greatest talent of all is perseverance.”

99. “Faith, it is said, is better than belief, because belief is when someone else does the thinking.”

100. “Aging is not just decay, you know, its growth.”

101. “I traded lots of dreams for a bigger paycheck, and I never even realized I was doing it.”

102. “Before you measure the years, you measure the days.”

103. “This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.”

104. “We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have.”

105. “Going back to something is harder than you think.”

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106. “Without love we all like birds with broken wings.”

107. “Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.”

108. “Learn what you do not know. Understand the consequences of counting the moments.”

109. “All blessings do not bless the same.”

110. “Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.”

111. “Dying is only one thing to be sad over. Living unhappily is something else.”

112. “A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane.”

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113. “When death takes your mother, it steals that word forever.”

114. “Love is when you are as concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.”

115. “You were one person, and you changed the world.”

116. “Knowing heaven is what heals us on earth.”

117. “Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else.”

118. “Sometimes, kids want you to hurt the way they hurt.”

119. “Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it.”

120. “When a lost loved one appears before you, it’s your brain that fights it, not your heart.”

121. “It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody’s out there.”

122. “Do not cry for losing blood. Not for something you love.”

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123. “No life is a waste. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”

124. “Hopelessness can be contagious, but hope can be too. And there is no medicine to match it.”

125. “You will never know all there is to know. You will learn until your final days. Then you will inspire someone else. This is what an artist does.”

126. “Hopeless change be contagious, but hope can be too. And there is no medicine to match it.”

127. “If you find one true friend in life, you’re richer than most. If that one true friend is your husband, you’re blessed.”

128. “There is no fair in life and death. If it were, no good men would die young.”

129. “Despair has its own voice. It is a prayer unlike any other.”

130. “Silence enhances music. What you do not play can sweeten what you do. But it is not the same with words. What you do not say can haunt you.”

131. “Time is not something you give back”

132. “The distance between death and life is not as great as you imagine.”

133. “You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened”

134. “You’re never in love with anyone the way you are when you’re eighteen,”

135. “Don’t be sorry. You’re alive.”

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136. “The End is coming. What will you do with the time you have left?”

137. “We must be open to God’s miracles.”

138. “Lost love is still love. It takes a different form.”

139. “Hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved.”

140. “Life is a series of pulls back and forth.”

141. “A funeral is no place for secrets.”

142. “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped.”

143. “The greatest thing, you’ll ever learn Is just to love, and be loved in return.”

144. “Not aging is not the same as living”

145. “Once you have a sister, you never stop having her, even if you can no longer see or touch her.”

146. “I hope you can find the healing power in grieving.”

147. “Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness.”

147. Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it. 

148. “Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”

Mitch Albom is a renowned author, journalist, and motivational speaker known for his insightful and inspiring words. His works have touched millions of people around the world, and his books have become international bestsellers.

In addition to his literary achievements, Albom is also recognized for his thought-provoking quotes that are often shared on social media and quoted in speeches. His words resonate with readers and listeners alike, inspiring them to live life to the fullest, pursue their dreams, and cherish their relationships.

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