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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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Death and Dying, 1969)
Negativity can only feed on negativity.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (The Tunnel and the Light, 1999)
The ultimate lesson is learning how to love and be loved unconditionally.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (The Wheel of Life, 1997)
When you learn your lessons, the pain goes away.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (The Wheel of Life, 1997)
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Life After Death, 1991)
Live, so you do not have to look back and say: "God, how I have wasted my life."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975)
Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Children and Death, 1985)
Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975)
Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you have lived.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975)
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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Throughout life, we get clues that remind us of the direction we are supposed to be headed if you stay focused, then you learn your lessons.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (The Wheel of Life, 1997)
I have learned there is no joy without hardship. There is no pleasure without pain. Would we know the comfort of peace without the distress of war?
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (The Wheel of Life, 1997)
We bring a deeper commitment to our happiness when we fully understand, that our time left is limited and we really need to make it count.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Life Lessons, 2000)
When we have passed the tests we are sent to Earth to learn, we are allowed to graduate. We are allowed to shed our body, which imprisons our souls.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (The Wheel of Life, 1997)
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975)
We make progress in society only if we stop cursing and complaining about its shortcomings and have the courage to do something about them.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Living With Death and Dying, 1981)
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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975)
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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Death and Dying, 1969)
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
There is not much sense in suffering, since drugs can be given for pain, itching, and other discomforts. The belief has long died that suffering here on earth will be rewarded in heaven. Suffering has lost its meaning.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Death and Dying, 1969)
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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Death and Dying, 1969)
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.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. 
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We run after values that, at death, become zero. At the end of your life, nobody asks you how many degrees you have, or how many mansions you built, or how many Rolls Royces you could afford. That's what dying patients teach you.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Quoted in Teachers in Wisdom, 2010)
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Biography

Born: July 8, 1926
Died: August 24, 2004

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was an Swiss-American psychiatrist. She is most commonly known as the pioneer in Near-death studies. Her most succesful book was undoubtedly "On Death and Dying.

Notable Works
On Death and Dying (1969)
Death: The Final Stage of Growth (1975)
To Live Until We Say Goodbye (1978)
On Life After Death (1991)
The Wheel of Life (1997)
The Tunnel and the Light (1999)
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