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Leo Buscaglia – 22 Quotes

 

22 Quotes by Leo Buscaglia

 

Change is the end result of all true learning.

– Leo Buscaglia


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.

– Leo Buscaglia


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.

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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.

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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.

– Leo Buscaglia


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.

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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.

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia


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

– Leo Buscaglia