Leo F. Buscalia Quotes


A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
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.
A life without love, no matter how many other things we have, is an empty, meaningless one.
Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.
The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.
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