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Leo Buscaglia Quotes


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

I've always though 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.
 

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 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 lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
[Being]
 

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

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
[Love]
 

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

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

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

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

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.
 

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.
 

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!
[Introspection]
 

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.
 


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