Leo Buscaglia Quotes

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Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
— Leo Buscaglia

love

Everybody needs a hug.  It changes your metabolism.

hugs

A single rose can be my garden ... a single friend, my world.
— Leo Buscaglia

friendship

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

time

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!
— Leo Buscaglia

inspirational adversity

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate—it's apathy.
— Leo Buscaglia

morals apathy action

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

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
Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself. - Not to whom I want you to be, but to who you are.
— 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.

risk-taking

Nikos Kazantzakis suggests that ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.

teaching

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
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.