30 Best Leo Buscaglia Quotes

30 Best Leo Buscaglia Quotes

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Leo Buscaglia, also known as Dr. Love, was an author and motivational speaker from Los Angeles, California. He spent majority of his childhood in Italy, until he moved to the United States to continue his education. He died in 1998 at the age of 74.

“A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.”

“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 MISS LOVE. It’s an incredible gift. I love to think that the day you’re born, you’re given the world as your birthday present.”

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

“Happiness and love are just a choice away.”

“I’d like to be remembered for being a good, kind, loving, gentle man who attempted to live wisely, and who cared a lot.”

“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 difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that love is inborn and as such
requires no more than to accept it.”

“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.”

“It is when we ask for love less and begin giving it more that the basis of human love is revealed to us.”

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.”

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

“Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”

“Most of us are pawns in a game of love we don’t understand.”

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

“One does not fall “in” or “out” of love. One grows in love.”

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

“People are not here to meet your expectations.”

“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

“The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.”

“There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really
matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.”

“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

“We are born for love, but it will die if not nurtured.”

“We live in a small world. Not a leaf falls that doesn’t affect a myriad of things. When we reach out to someone in love and the effect is made — everyone, everything which comes in contact
with the person we’ve effected is better for it. Of course, the converse is true, too.”

“When we cling to pain we end up punishing ourselves.”

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

“You can’t imagine the joy I feel when I hear that something I’ve said or done or written has helped others to regain their sense of dignity, to motivate them to develop their unique
potential, to encourage them to reach out to others in love.”