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.
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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