Hugs make you feel psychologically more secure and together.
– Leo Buscaglia
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
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.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.
If you’re an advocate of gentleness, you’re simplistic and naive. If you’re an advocate of despair and hate, you’re sophisticated.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
The way to anybody’s heart is through a thoughtfully-prepared, beautifully-executed, lovingly-presented meal.
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.
We all need each other.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
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.
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.
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.
If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
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.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
Change is the end result of all true learning.