We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.

Ivan Illich Hope Quote

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

Ivan Illich Society Quote

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 Attitude Quote

Leadership does not depend on being right.

Ivan Illich Leadership Quote

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 Diet Quote

At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.

Ivan Illich Death Quote

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

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 Health Quotes