Felice Leonardo Buscaglia (1924 – 1998) was an US-born Italian author, speaker and professor. He is best known for his powerful thoughts on life and love through various television appearances and his books.


In this article I’ve compiled a handful of moving and powerful quotes by this great individual:

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

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

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

You need to constantly reiterate those things that are positive. What harm could possibly come by saying to someone I love you?
Leo Buscaglia

A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.
Leo Buscaglia

I think that may be the greatest challenge of love… To love when you are not loved in return. Its an enormous challenge.
Leo Buscaglia

The illusion that you can control a relationship, anymore, that you could ever control an individual, you cannot!
Leo Buscaglia

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

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

We all need each other.
Leo Buscaglia

Real love is dedicated to continual becoming.
Leo Buscaglia

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

We must never forget that the need for affection, touching, reassuring, communication and love is still there — only now, intensified. We all need each other.
Leo Buscaglia

Happiness and love are just a choice away.
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

I think we’ve grown up when we recognize that a beautiful day is not necessarily a day where everything went your way. But maybe a day by through some action of yours you made it somebody elses day and you made them happy.
Leo Buscaglia

A loving relationship doesn’t always have to be an agreeing relationship.
Leo Buscaglia


A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
Leo Buscaglia

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Leo Buscaglia

Love is always inclusive. It says everybody come, everybody share with me because only through those sharings in relationships and loving relationships can I continue to grow.
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

You need to know that people care. How we all need to care more about each other; when we experience deep pain of an emotional nature, we need to be approached with great sensitivity.
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

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