Beautiful people do not just happen…
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross #quote

The most beautiful people we have known
are those who have know 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.

 ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • http://twitter.com/ashleydtl Ashley Gibson

    Love this quote. Someone put it in the front of a book they were giving me and it’s been making me happy ever since

  • Anonymous

    I found that quote this summer, and it’s about the truest thing I’ve ever read. When you’ve been in that sort of pain, you have an increased ability to perceive it in others.  You are able to see more and deeper and be far more compassionate as a result.

    My new blog, where I combined the three I was sort of writing in sporadically, the whole point of the title “mademorebeautiful.com” is essentially that quote. That I am, my soul is, more beautiful, as a result of what I’ve been through, not in spite of it. One of my other favorites is similar in nature: “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage with gold.  They believe that when something has been damaged and has a history, it becomes more beautiful” – Barbara Bloom.