Leo Buscaglia Top 10 Quotes


Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.

Leo Buscaglia


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

Leo Buscaglia


Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia (Living Loving and Learning, 1985)


What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. 

Leo Buscaglia


Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.

Leo Buscaglia (Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human, 1982)


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 (Born For Love: Reflections on Loving, 1992)


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 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)


Risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. 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.

Leo Buscaglia


Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1972)

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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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