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

โ€” Leo Buscaglia

The most sentimental Leo Buscaglia quotes that will inspire your inner self

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.


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.

Leo Buscaglia quote Change is the end result of all true lea

Change is the end result of all true learning.


A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart

Leo Buscaglia quote I have a very strong feeling that the op

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy.


Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.


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


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Quotes about Love

Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine;

it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!

Leo Buscaglia quote Too often we underestimate the power of

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.


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.


The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.


Change is the end result of all true learning.


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


I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.

They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.


There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along;

people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.


About Leo Buscaglia

Quotes 258 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

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.


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


Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.


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


Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.


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


In life and in love, there is only that moment, the NOW.

The only reality we know is what we experience this very second. Reality is not what has passed or what has yet to come into being. Grabbing hold of this simple idea makes life magical because it brings love alive.


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.


Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.


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


Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.


We are not for everyone and everyone is not for us.

The question is, 'If we cannot be with another, can we at least not hurt them? Can we, at least, find a way to coexist?'


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


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.


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.


Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.


Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.


I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.

.. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.


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.


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


Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then to show him how to share it because thatโ€™s the only reason for having anything.


Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us.


We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure.


Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.


Live nutty. Just occasionally. Just once in a while. And see what happens. It brightens up the day.


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


Change is the end result of all true learning.

Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.


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


Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't.


Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.


Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?


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 not a thing, it is not lost when given.

You can offer your love completely to hundreds of people and still retain the same love you had originally.


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.


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


Love is like a mirror. When you love another you become his mirror and he becomes yours .... And reflecting each other's love you see infinity.


We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death.