Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia PhD, also known as “Dr. Love,” was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.
Born: 31 March 1924, United States
Died: 12 June 1998, United States
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
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.
Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
You can be what you want to be.
Change is the end result of all true learning.
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.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
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.
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.
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Food is celebratory. People who don’t cook don’t know how much fun they’re missing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are not kinds of love, love is love; there are only degrees of love.
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 that’s the only reason for having anything.