Love Quotes

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A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
Mother Teresa

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
Samuel Lover

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
Charles Caleb Colton

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Andre Breton

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Audrey Hepburn

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara de Angelis

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.
Javan

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

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
Erich Fromm

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
Cyril Connolly

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
Elizabeth Bowen

I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
Leslie Fiedler

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine

Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love is a hole in the heart.
Ben Hecht

There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.
Lorraine Hansberry

We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
Ovid

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
Igor Stravinsky

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Boethius

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
Christopher Marlowe

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Arthur Rimbaud

Who loves, raves.
Lord Byron

In love there are two things – bodies and words.
Joyce Carol Oates

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Brendan Francis

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
Orson Welles

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.
Dwight L. Moody

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
J. D. Salinger

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

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
George Edward Moore

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Judy Garland

The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller

A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving.
Cyrano de Bergerac

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.
Rita Rudner

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
John Lennon

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Carl Sagan

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
Henry Miller

It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.
Shirley MacLaine

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
John Lennon

Absence – that common cure of love.
Lord Byron

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Barbara Pym

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
Theodore Dreiser

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
John Gay

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Francois Rabelais

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
Duke Ellington

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
e. e. cummings

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Emmet Fox

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine

Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Gilbert Parker

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho

Love that is not madness is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Francis of Assisi

To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.”
Ayn Rand

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Euripides

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.
Euripides

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Barbara de Angelis

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin

Love is my religion – I could die for it.
John Keats

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Helen Rowland

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch

Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph Campbell

Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
Anne Campbell

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
James Thurber

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
Christopher Marlowe

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

If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
Drew Barrymore

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H. L. Mencken

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Plato

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith

Love is always being given where it is not required.
E. M. Forster

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole

When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere

There are never enough I Love You’s.
Lenny Bruce

The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
Honore de Balzac

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Tammy Wynette

Love conquers all.
Virgil

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise L. Hay

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey

Do you have to have a reason for loving?
Brigitte Bardot

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Khalil Gibran

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Henri Matisse

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
Catherine Deneuve

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
Tammy Wynette

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
Erich Segal

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
Gustave Flaubert

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor Adorno

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks

The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
Jean Racine

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Aphra Behn

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Christopher Marlowe

There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton

I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
Nicholas Sparks

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
Eric Hoffer

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie

When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
Helen Hunt Jackson

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
Bernard Meltzer

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
Andre Breton

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov

Only do what your heart tells you.
Princess Diana

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Benjamin Disraeli

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
Billie Holiday

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
Francois Rabelais

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Fulton J. Sheen

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden

For love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson

Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Khalil Gibran

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
John Ciardi

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.
Darren L. Johnson

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
George Jean Nathan

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
Benjamin Franklin

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Friedrich Schiller

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad

Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.
Werner Erhard

But love’s a malady without a cure.
John Dryden

Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
Dylan Thomas

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
Bryant H. McGill

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne

If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Thomas Fuller

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity – love. And the story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Helen Hayes

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere

We are most alive when we’re in love.
John Updike

Ultimately love is everything.
M. Scott Peck

Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
Christina Rossetti

Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Thornton Wilder

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The way to know life is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Henry Drummond

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
David Wilkerson

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
Ken Kesey

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
Charles Morgan

In every living thing there is the desire for love.
David Herbert Lawrence

With our love, we could save the world.
George Harrison

Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Francis Beaumont

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews

One must not trifle with love.
Alfred de Musset

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton