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  • Occupation(s): Author, motivational speaker and professor
  • ​Nationality: American
  • Born: March 31, 1924
  • Died: June 12, 1998 (at age 74)
  • Greatest achievement(s): The million-copy bestseller, Love: What Life Is All About, which catapulted Leo Buscaglia to worldwide fame (and gave him the moniker, Dr. Love).
  • ​Best known for: Helping millions of people see that life can be filled with inspiration, joy and creativity, through his best-selling books and televised lectures on love and much more.
  • ​Search on AMAZON: Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia 

"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy."

- Leo Buscaglia

"When we cling to pain we end up punishing ourselves."

- Leo 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 and feel and change and grow and love and live."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still."

- Leo Buscaglia

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"Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love."

- 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

"Happiness and love are just a choice away."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Change is the end result of all true learning."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."

- 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

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

- Leo Buscaglia

"Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Hugs make you feel psychologically more secure and together."

- Leo Buscaglia

"The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can't help them, won't you at least not hurt them?"

- Leo 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

"What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade."

- Leo Buscaglia

"Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized."

- Leo Buscaglia

"The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street."

- 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

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

- 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

“Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.”

- Leo Buscaglia

 “Choose the way of life. Choose the way of love. Choose the way of caring. Choose the way of goodness. It’s up to you. It’s your choice.”

- Leo Buscaglia

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

- Leo Buscaglia

“The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.”

- 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.”

- Leo Buscaglia

“We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn’t. Success often lies just the other side of failure.”

- Leo Buscaglia

“We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.”

- Leo Buscaglia

“Man is happiest when he is creating. In fact, the highest state of which man is capable lies in the creative act.”

- Leo Buscaglia

“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.”

- Leo Buscaglia

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