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Ivan Illich – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Ivan Illich

 

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.

– Ivan Illich


At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.

– Ivan Illich


Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying… Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die.

– Ivan Illich


Effective health care depends on self-care this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.

– Ivan Illich


Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.

– Ivan Illich


We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.

– Ivan Illich


Leadership does not depend on being right.

– Ivan Illich


The public school has become the established church of secular society.

– Ivan Illich