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By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

The essence of education is not to stuff you with facts but to help you discover your uniqueness, to teach you how to develop it, and then to show you how to give it away.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Nine times out of ten, when you extend your arms to someone, they will step in, because basically they need precisely what you need.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

We don't love to be loved in return; we love to love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

I was one of those fortunate individuals who grew up in a large, passionate, demonstrative Italian family where we were taught to love as naturally as we breathed and ate giant bowls of pasta!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Love is not some complex, mystical abstraction. It is something accessible and human that we learn through our everyday experience, as often at times of failure as in moments of ecstasy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

There is seemingly so little love shared in this world, it is not surprising that we ask, "Where have all the lovers gone?" Since love is the most vital energy for good that is within our power to utilize, it is puzzling why we so seldom do so. Love is just a useless, abstract idea until we put it into action...unless we are always actively living in love, we are not utilizing the greatest gift we have been given and which we, in turn, have to offer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

I get so sick and tired of hearing people gripe about what their parents did to them. You know what your parents did to you? The best thing they could do. The best thing they knew how, the only thing in many cases that they knew how. Nobody has set out maliciously to hurt their child, unless they were psychotic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Don't look over people's shoulders. Look in their eyes. Don't talk at your children. Take their faces in your hands and talk to them. Don't make love to a body, make love to a person.

By Anonym 19 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

To love others you must love yourself...You can only give to others what you have yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

The human need to play is a powerful one. When we ignore it, we feel there is something missing in our lives.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Loving yourself involves the discovery of the true wonder of you; not only the present you, but the many possibilities of you. It involves the continual realization that you are unique, like no other person in the world, that life is, or should be, the discovery, the development and the sharing of this uniqueness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Experience seems to convince us that only fools trust, that only fools believe and accept all things. If this is true, then love is most foolish. For if it is not founded on trust, belief and acceptance, it's not love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

There is nothing quite so satisfying, and so healing, as a good cry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

There are all kinds of symbols. Verbal language is only one. Sometimes by opening our mouths, we make dreadful errors. It's often so much nicer just to look at somebody and vibrate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

One cannot give what he does not possess. To give love you must possess love. To love others you must love yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

It doesn't matter who you have hurt, if you've learned not to hurt again. It doesn't matter what mistakes you've made as long as you don't make them again. As long as you learn, as long as you're willing to take your life in your hands, and kiss it and go from there. Then there is growth. There there is life!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

I will love you if you are stupid, if you slip and fall on your face, if you do the wrong thing, if you make mistakes, if you behave like a human being — I will love you no matter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry, and only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

In order to learn, you have to be free. You have to be free to experiment, free to try, free to make mistakes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Don't over analyze your relationships.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

He must understand that if he is the world's finest plum and someone he loves does not like plums, he has the choice of becoming a banana. But he must be warned that if he chooses to become a banana, he will be a second rate banana. But he can always be the best plum.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn't be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Compassion is an act of tolerance where kindness and forgiveness reign. When we make the compassionate choice, we enhance the dignity of each individual, which is the very essence of loving them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

There is only the moment. The now. Only what you are experiencing at this second is real.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

If he desired to know about automobiles, he would, without question, study diligently about automobiles. If his wife desired to be a gourmet cook, she'd certainly study the art of cooking, perhaps even attending a cooking class. Yet, it never seems as obvious to him that if he wants to live in love, he must spend at least as much time as the auto mechanic or the gourmet in studying love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers. To love is to risk living fully.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Love and the self are one and the discovery of either is the realization of both.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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?'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

We treat our encounters with them with carefree casualness. We are certain that our relationships will naturally take care of themselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

To this day I cannot see a bright daffodil, a proud gladiola, or a smooth eggplant without thinking of Papa. Like his plants and trees, I grew up as a part of his garden.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Buscaglia

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it is the only way to live life completely.