Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia Ph.D. was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. He was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles).
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Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Change is the end result of all true learning.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Change is the end result of all true learning.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.
Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
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.
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.
All of my youth growing up in my Italian family was focused around the table.
That's where I learned about love.
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
When we sit at the table, there is more going on than satisfying hunger.
It is sad to think of those who eat simply to satisfy their hunger and who do not permit themselves to linger under the many spells offered by a good meal - the satisfaction of our hearts, our minds and our spirits.
A loving relationship is a wanting to celebrate, communicate, and know another's heart and soul.
If you're an advocate of gentleness, you're simplistic and naive.
If you're an advocate of despair and hate, you're sophisticated.
The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them.
My mother made soft polenta often, and as a child, I would watch her stir until she looked like her arm would fall off.
Each man lives love in his limited fashion and does not seem to relate the resultant confusion and loneliness to his lack of knowledge about love.
I got the copyright for love!
If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action.
Thoughts, readings and discourse on love are of value only as they present questions to be acted upon.
We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them.
A wonderful day will be the day you realize that you are unique in the world.
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?'
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.
Forgive others, forgive yourself, forgive yourself for not being perfect, and accept responsibility for your own life.
The way to anybody's heart is through a thoughtfully-prepared, beautifully-executed, lovingly-presented meal.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
I've learned that you learn best by modeling. If you want people to learn, do it!
I have been a teacher myself all my life.
I have an intense passion to share with people. Our only salvation is in knowledge, in learning.
You can be a follower of Muhammad or Jesus or Buddha or whomever.
Always, they said that the most essential factor is to love your neighbor. And to love you.
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.
Food is celebratory. People who don't cook don't know how much fun they're missing.
The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can't help them, won't you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.
We want to gently remind people that we don't have forever.
In my work, I hear parents complain all the time that their children grow up so fast. But they don't take the time to sit down and talk to each other. The last bastion of getting together is around the table.
Tact is rubbing out another's mistake instead of rubbing it in.