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- It's Your Life, Live BIG
By Josh Hinds
Dr. Leo Buscaglia was the author of books such as Living, Loving and Learning and Born for Love, he was a renowned lecturer, and University of Southern California professor.
Dr. Buscaglia touched untold numbers of people with his insights into how we seek happiness and create loving relationships.
He wrote more than a dozen books and sold more than 11 million copies in 20 languages. At one time, five of his books appeared on The New York Times best-seller list.
Sadly, Leo Buscaglia passed away in 1998. His work continues to positively impact countless numbers of people to this day.
Born: March 31, 1924
Died: June 12, 1998
Quotes by Leo Buscaglia ...
"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Change is the end result of all true learning." -- 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 Buscaglia
"Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade." -- 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 this 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." -- Leo Buscaglia
"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." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized." -- 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
"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong." -- 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
"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
"There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control." -- Leo Buscaglia
"What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." -- Leo Buscaglia
"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." -- Leo Buscaglia