A World War II veteran and the granddaddy of motivational speaker, Leo F. Buscaglia (aka Dr. Love) was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California in the 1960s.
While teaching at the University, Buscaglia was moved by one of his beloved student’s sudden death (by suicide).
It had such an impact on Buscaglia because that student gave the impression that she paid attention to his lectures and showed the professor that he had at least one student who heard what he said.
This inspired Leo Buscaglia to form an uncredited (no gradings) class called Love 1A where he taught about love and the meaning of life.
The lectures and manuscript accumulated in class Love 1A ultimately became the basis of Buscaglia’s first Bibliography (total of 14 books) which was given the title LOVE.
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34 Leo Buscaglia Quotes to Inspire You to Live Life to the Fullest
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
“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
“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
“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
“We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness, and even death.”Leo Buscaglia
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“We are all born with God-given, unique traits and skills. But, as with all possibilities they will remain unrealized unless they are developed, nurtured, and put into practice. You may have the “capacity” to love, but if left undeveloped, you will never gain the ‘ability.'”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
17 Leo Buscaglia Quotes to Motivate You to Embrace Love and Cherish Life
“Go around — listen to how many times a day you say, “I love” instead of, “I hate”. Isn’t it interesting that children, as they learn the process of language, always learn the word “no” years before they learn the word “yes”? Ask linguists where they hear it. Maybe if they heard more of “I love, I love, I love” they’d hear it sooner and more often.”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
“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.”Leo Buscaglia
“There are not kinds of love, love is love; there are only degrees of love. 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. Love lives in the moment; it’s neither lost in yesterday nor does it crave for tomorrow. Love is Now!”Leo Buscaglia
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