Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Quotes

Who was Elisabeth Kübler-Ross?

Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross studied near death experiences and other fancy stuff in her book On Death and Dying.

Born July 8, 1926
Died August 24, 2004
Aged 78 years old

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Best 15 Quotes by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

“Beauty gets the attention, personality gets the heart.”

“Everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences.”

“I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.”

“I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.”

“It is very important that you only do what you love to do. you may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car, you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, you will live your life as a prostitute, you will do things only for a reason, to please other people, and you will never have lived. and you will not have a pleasant death.”

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”

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“My patients taught me not how to die, but how to live.”

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.”

On Death and Dying Quotes

“We cannot look at the sun all the time, we cannot face death all the time.”

On Death and Dying

On Grief and Grieving Quotes

“However healthy you think you are, remember that vegetarians die too.”

On Grief and Grieving

“The more you learn, the harder the lessons get.”

On Grief and Grieving

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On Life After Death Quotes

“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”

On Life After Death

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