Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Leo Buscaglia

Too often we under estimate 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.

If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action.

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

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.

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Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

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.

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.

Who is Leo Buscaglia?

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia, Ph.D. (31 March 1924 – 12 June 1998) was an author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.


He gained fame on the USC campus through his non-credit course titled "Love 1A," which became the basis for his first book, titled simply LOVE. His dynamic speaking style was discovered by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and his televised lectures earned great popularity in the 1980s.


Leo Buscaglia authored a number of New York Times bestselling inspirational books on love and human reticence, including The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Bus 9 to Paradise, Living Loving and Learning, Love, and My Father. In lectures he often protested, in outrage at the comparative absence of writings on the subject, "I got the copyright for love!!!"

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9 comments:

Jennifer said...

This time I could not choose a favourite as they were all equally good in my eyes and all so very true. Excellent quotes! Happy Sunday.

AudreyO said...

Smiles are wonderful. I love your quotes. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Be yourself...my favorite.

Becca said...

Wow, these were all such great quotes. I think I liked the keychain one the best :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Great quotes!

Martha in PA said...

Leo B has such great things to say, it is hard to pick a favorite, but I will say the one on the key chain!

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Joshlin said...

Thank you for letting me know more about Leo Buscaglia. I have heard his quoets before, but did not know much about him.

My favorite one is the one about what you do with your talent!

IE Mommy said...

Great quotes. Thanks for sharing the "love".

and thanks for stopping by the IE Mommy!!

Nina said...

Those are so moving.... Put a great smile on my face today. Thanks!

blueviolet said...

I love your quote about unselfish love! :)