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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 (Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human, 1982)
No one has ever found the limit to human potential or humaness.
Leo Buscaglia (The Art of Being Fully Human - Speech)
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. 
Leo Buscaglia (Bus 9 to Paradise: A Loving Voyage, 1986)
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 (Living Loving and Learning, 1983)
You can't celebrate anyone in this world, until you celebrate yourself.
Leo Buscaglia (The Art of Being Fully Human - Speech)
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. 
Leo Buscaglia (Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human, 1982)
The illusion that you can control a relationship, anymore, that you could ever control an individual, you cannot!
Leo Buscaglia (Interview - New Dimensions, 1984)
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Leo Buscaglia
The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.
Leo Buscaglia (Living Loving and Learning, 1985)
You need to constantly reiterate those things that are positive. What harm could possibly come by saying to someone I love you?
Leo Buscaglia (Interview - New Dimensions, 1984)
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
Leo Buscaglia
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. 
Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1985)
Don't walk in my head with your dirty feet.
Leo Buscaglia (Living Loving and Learning, 1983)
The ones that forgive, are the ones that are set free.
Leo Buscaglia (Loving Each Other: The Challenge of Human Relationships, 1984)
Real love is dedicated to continual becoming.
Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1985)
Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
Leo Buscaglia (Living Loving and Learning, 1985)
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.
Leo Buscaglia (Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human, 1982)
The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new.
Leo Buscaglia
When we cling to pain we end up punishing ourselves.
Leo Buscaglia (Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human, 1982)
Change is the end result of all true learning. 
Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1985)
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. 
Leo Buscaglia (Living Loving and Learning, 1983)
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1972)
A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.
Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1985)
Being imperfect, we must recognize that people will also hurt us.
Leo Buscaglia (Interview - New Dimensions, 1984)
Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
Leo Buscaglia
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
Leo Buscaglia
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 (Living Loving and Learning, 1985)
A loving relationship doesn't always have to be an agreeing relationship.
Leo Buscaglia (Interview - New Dimensions, 1984)
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
Leo Buscaglia (Born For Love: Reflections on Loving, 1992)
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. 
Leo Buscaglia
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Leo Buscaglia Biography

Born: March 31, 1924
Died: June 12, 1998

Felice Leonardo Buscaglia was an US-born Italian author, speaker and professor. He is commonly known for his thoughts on life and love through various television appearances and his books.

Notable Works
Love (1972)
Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human (1982)
Living Loving and Learning (1983)
Celebrate Life
Loving Each Other (1984)
Bus 9 to Paradise: A Loving Voyage (1986)
Born for Love: Reflections on Loving (1992)
Seven Stories of Christmas Love (1992)
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