"It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings."
"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."
"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
"It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are."