„I started my Love Class as a result of the suicide of one of my most talented students. She showed no sign of her despair. Then one day she took her life. I had to ask, "What's the good of all our learning, knowing how to read and write and spell if no one ever teaches us the value of life, of our uniqueness, and personal dignity?" So I started my Love Class.“

—  Leo Buscaglia, Context: I started my Love Class as a result of the suicide of one of my most talented students. She showed no sign of her despair. Then one day she took her life. I had to ask, "What's the good of all our learning, knowing how to read and write and spell if no one ever teaches us the value of life, of our uniqueness, and personal dignity?" So I started my Love Class. I taught it free of salary and tuition just so students could have a forum to consider the truly essential things. I really didn't "teach" the class. I facilitated it — helping the students to discover their own magic.
Leo Buscaglia photo
Leo Buscaglia80
Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
Advertisement

Related quotes

Tyler Perry photo
Henryk Sienkiewicz photo

„I love her now beyond all words; she sees it, — she reads it in my eyes, and in my whole manner towards her.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist 1846 - 1916
Context: I love her now beyond all words; she sees it, — she reads it in my eyes, and in my whole manner towards her. When I succeed in cheering her up, or call forth her smiles, I am beside myself with delight. There is at present in my love something of the attachment of the faithful servant who loves his mistress. I often feel as if I ought to humble myself before her, as if my proper place were at her feet. She never can grow ugly, changed, or old to me. I accept everything, agree to everything, and worship her as she is. 11 November

Advertisement
Louisa May Alcott photo

„The child has talent, loves music, and needs help. I can't give her money, but I can teach her; so I do, and she is the most promising pupil I have. Help one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood, Fan.“

—  Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Ch. 13 : The Sunny Side; this<!-- version might have been a typographical error, and --> has often been quoted as "Helping one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood."

Henry Fonda photo
John Banville photo
Ray Comfort photo
Garth Brooks photo
Advertisement
Jane Roberts photo
Norman Vincent Peale photo
Advertisement
Irene Dunne photo