Mitch Albom Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mitch albom quotes, mitch albom sayings, and mitch albom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.     

Mitch Albom

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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Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father.     

Mitch Albom

Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.     

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All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.     

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This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.     

Mitch Albom

You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.     

Mitch Albom

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

Mitch Albom

In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.     

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

Mitch Albom

You have to work at creating your own culture.     

Mitch Albom

If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.     

Mitch Albom

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.     

Mitch Albom

I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.     

Mitch Albom

Fairness doesn't govern life and death. If it did, no good man would ever die young.     

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Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.     

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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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I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.     

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But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins.     

Mitch Albom

I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.     

Mitch Albom

A funeral is no place for secrets.     

Mitch Albom

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.     

Mitch Albom

Remember me for these days, not the old ones.     

Mitch Albom

Death ends a life, not a relationship.     

Mitch Albom

Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.     

Mitch Albom

We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don't satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted.     

Mitch Albom

Small towns are like metronomes; with the slightest flick, the beat changes.     

Mitch Albom

Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen.     

Mitch Albom

All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.     

Mitch Albom

But a desperate heart will seduce the mind.     

Mitch Albom