Leo F. Buscaglia quotes

“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
― Leo F. 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

 

“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

 

“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 F. 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

 

“to love is to risk, not being loved in return. to hope is to risk pain. to try is to risk failure. but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in my life is to risk nothing.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“…the opposite of love is not hate — it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must “feel” something … or they couldn’t possibly hate. Therefore, there’s some way in which I can get to them.”
― Leo F. Buscaglia

 

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“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.”
― Leo F. Buscaglia

 

“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.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“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.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“Don’t walk in my head with your dirty feet.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. 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 a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“The hardest battle you are ever going to have to fight is the battle to be just you.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“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.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“I exist, I am, I am here, I am becoming, I make my own life and no one else makes it for me. I must face my own shortcomings, mistakes, transgressions. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again. And if I fail, I don’t have the comfort of blaming you or life or God. ”
― Leo F. Buscaglia

 

“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.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

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

 

“If you don’t like the scene you’re in, if you’re unhappy, if you’re lonely, if you don’t feel that things are happening, change your scene. Paint a new backdrop.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“Our talents are the gift that God gives to us… What we make of our talents is our gift back to God”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“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

 

 

“Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
― Leo F. Buscaglia

 

 

“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.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

 

“Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don’t..”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

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

 

“You are the only you … You are the best you. You will always be the second best anyone else.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

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

 

“Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“Love is life…and if you miss love, you miss life. ”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“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 incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new. ”
― Leo F. Buscaglia

 

“To love others you must first love yourself.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“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.”
― 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

 

“When we give ourselves in love we become our most vulnerable. We are never safe. We become open to disappointment and hurt.”
― Leo Buscaglia, Loving Each Other

 

“Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“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

 

“Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“In the end you have only you.”
― Leo Buscaglia, Love

 

“There comes a time in some relationships when no matter how sincere the attempt to reconcile the differences or how strong the wish to recreate a part of the past once shared, the struggle becomes so painful that nothing else is felt and the world and all its beauty only add to the discomfort by providing cruel contrast.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“After all, the wrong is done. It is past and cannot be changed. We have only the present and the future upon which to move forward.”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

“Live now. When you are eating, eat. When you are loving, love. when you are talking with someone, talk. When you are looking at a flower, look. Catch the beauty of the moment!”
― Leo Buscaglia

 

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

 

“Every moment spent in unhappiness is a moment of happiness lost.”
― Leo Buscaglia

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