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Don't brood.
by Leo Buscaglia

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Change is the end result of all true learning.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all need each other.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks,
your loveliness and the hour of my death.
O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
- John Keats

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager,
gave his brood many advantages not least of which,
for me, was his love of singing which gave music a
central place in our lives.
- James W. Black

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,
I wouldn't brood.
I'd type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon.
What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.
- Mary Renault

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as
this will only fill your mind with grief,
regret and depression.
Do not repeat them in the future.
- Sivananda

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which
we refuse to be divorced.
Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget:
but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -
this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
- Washington Irving

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolph Hitler

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

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

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
- Lao Tzu

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Reggie Leach

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac


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