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If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. ...
by Leo Buscaglia

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
- Leo Buscaglia

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

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

 

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things...
I play with leaves.
I skip down the street and run against the wind.
- Leo Buscaglia

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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 is always bestowed as a gift - freely,
willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
- Leo Buscaglia

Love is life.
And if you miss love, you miss life.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
- Leo Buscaglia

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement,
we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
- Leo Buscaglia

I've always thought that people need to feel good about
themselves and I see my role as offering support to them,
to provide some light along the way.
- Leo Buscaglia

We all need each other.
- Leo Buscaglia

Don't brood.
Get on with living and loving.
You don't have forever.
- Leo Buscaglia

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret
than our willingness to choose life.
- Leo Buscaglia

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.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

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

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces:
we become the powerful force ourselves.
- 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

Your talent is God's gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
- Leo Buscaglia

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.
- Leo Buscaglia

Change is the end result of all true learning.
- Leo Buscaglia

Never idealize others.
They will never live up to your expectations.
- Leo Buscaglia

I believe that you control your destiny,
that you can be what you want to be.
You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it,
I won't behave his way anymore.
I'm lonely and I need people around me,
maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.
- Leo Buscaglia

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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