Leo Buscaglia Quotes

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.

Change is the end result of all true learning.

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.

Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave his way anymore. I’m lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

I’ve always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.

If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie’s man’s only promise.

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

We all need each other.

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.

What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

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