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”

“Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love”

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn”

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

“Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself”

“Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie’s man’s only promise”

“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade”

“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”

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness”

“Don’t walk in my head with your dirty feet”

Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia Ph.D. (31 March 1924 – 12 June 1998), also known as “Dr Love,” was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.