I became “acquainted” with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross last semester in my Human Development class. She at the end of our book, as she discussed death and dying. She was a remarkable woman with such insight. Our last class before the final, we passed around a sheet of paper and picked one her quotes to read aloud to the class. Today’s quote is not the one I chose, but it’s very true and you’ll be seeing more quotes from her on this page.
“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.” (Elizabeth Kubler-Ross)