45 Motivational Leo Buscaglia Quotes For Success in Life

Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia, 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. This Leo Buscaglia Quotes on living, death, learning, etc will motivate you.

Best Leo Buscaglia Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  4. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  5. “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  6. “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
  7. “When love is accompanied with deep intimacy, it raises us to the highest level of human experience. In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become vulnerable, and know levels of joy and well-being unique among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no limitations and we rejoice in the union. We become one and, at the same time, both.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  8. “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, feel, change, grow, or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  9. “There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  10. “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” ~ Leo Buscaglia Quotes
  11. “Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  12. “No one gets out of this world alive, so the time to live, learn, care, share, celebrate, and love is now.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  13. “Each of us is responsible for creating an environment of warmth and consideration for those we love. I have always tried to define a good day, not in terms of one in which all things were made right and comfortable for me but rather, as a day in which I have been able to make another’s the day more loving and special for them. We must treat each other with dignity. Not because we merit it but because we grow best in thoughtfulness.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  14. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  15. “Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  16. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  17. “You have choice. You can select joy over despair. You can select happiness over tears. You can select action over apathy. You can select growth over stagnation. You can select one. And you can select life. And it’s time that people tell you you’re not at the mercy of forces greater than yourself. You are, indeed, the greatest force for you.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  18. “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” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  19. “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
  20. “Our talents are the gift that God gives to us… What we make of our talents is our gift back to God.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  21. “Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  22. “Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  23. “I think we need to teach children the importance of others, and that they cannot grow in this world without taking in others. The more worlds they take in these unique worlds, the more they can become. We need to teach them to trust others again because we’re all frightened to death of each other. We’re building higher and higher walls, stronger and stronger locks. Tear down the walls! Every day I see how we’re distrusting and it hurts.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  24. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  25. “Don’t hold to anger, hurt, or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  26. “Live nuttily. Just occasionally. Just once in a while. And see what happens. It brightens up the day.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  27. “Love is trusting, accepting, and believing, without guarantee. Love is patient and waits, but it’s an active waiting, not a passive one. For it is continually offering itself in a mutual revealing, a mutual sharing. Love is spontaneous and craves expression through joy, through beauty, through truth, even through tears.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  28. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  29. “In a crazy world, it’s only your insanity that will keep you sane” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  30. “Love creates an “us” without destroying the “me”.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  31. “Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly, it is worth the risk.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  32. “Nine times out of ten, when you extend your arms to someone, they will step in, because basically they need precisely what you need.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  33. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  34. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  35. “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!” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  36. “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 Quotes
  37. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  38. “Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don’t.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  39. “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
  40. “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  41. “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, Leo Buscaglia Quotes on death
  42. “Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  43. “Don’t ever believe that you are going to be peaceful-life is not like that. When you are changing all the time, you’ve got to continue to keep adjusting to change, which means that you are going to be constantly facing new obstacles. That’s the joy of living. And once you are involved in the process of becoming, there is no stopping. You’re doomed! You’re gone! But what a fantastic journey! Every day is new. Every flower is new. Every face is new. Everything in the world is new, every morning of your life. Stop seeing it as a drag!” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  44. “Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  45. “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.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

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