Leo Buscaglia Quotes.
We all need each other.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
I am a teacher. And I think I am a serious one who happens to be enjoying life.
Live now. When you are eating, eat. When you are loving, love. when you are talking with someone, talk. When you are looking at a flower, look. Catch the beauty of the moment!
There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.
The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street.
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.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, won’t you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.
It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Biologically and physiologically, we are not equal. Some of us learn better at different times of day. Some learn best visually, some auditorially, some tactilely, by touching.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.
We want to gently remind people that we don’t have forever. In my work, I hear parents complain all the time that their children grow up so fast. But they don’t take the time to sit down and talk to each other. The last bastion of getting together is around the table.
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.
I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We’re afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, ‘What a jerk!’ It takes courage in our culture to be a lover.