Love Quotes

Love, an emotion as old as humanity itself, weaves through the fabric of every culture and epoch, often finding its expression in the written word. Through centuries, philosophers, poets, and thinkers have tried to capture its essence, distilling complex feelings into phrases that resonate across time and space. These attempts, varying in form and style, share a common goal: to articulate the ineffable, to give shape to the shapeless, and to provide solace, inspiration, or reflection to those who encounter them.

The following compilation of love quotes serves as a testament to the enduring fascination with love’s myriad forms and faces. Whether in the throes of a passionate affair, the deep bond of familial love, or the gentle affection between friends, these quotes invite readers to reflect on the universal experience of love. They remind us of love’s power to uplift and to wound, to transform and to transcend, offering insights that are at once deeply personal and profoundly universal.

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

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

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers

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

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

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa

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

Love is space and time measured by the heart. Marcel Proust

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

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich

The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Franklin P. Jones

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

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge. Arthur Rimbaud

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

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. Thomas a Kempis

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

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

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength. Theodor W. Adorno

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart. Honore de Balzac

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

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. Robert Louis Stevenson

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. Rabindranath Tagore

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

Love is a friendship set to music. Joseph Campbell

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand. Blaise Pascal

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

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. Carl Sandburg

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

We can’t command our love, but we can our actions. Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

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

Love is metaphysical gravity...

Love is metaphysical gravity. R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife. Will Durant

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

Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good. Petrarch

We can only learn to love by loving. Iris Murdoch

We can only learn to love by loving. Iris Murdoch

Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing. Torquato Tasso

Our first and last love is self-love. Christian Nestell Bovee

Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all. Ken Kesey

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. Ray Stannard Baker

Choose your love, Love your choice. Thomas S. Monson

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

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

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone. Jean de la Bruyere

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

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

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

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

Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

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

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread. George Herbert

Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. Karl A. Menninger

Love has no age, no limit; and no death. John Galsworthy

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. Marc Chagall

Love is blind.

Love is blind. Geoffrey Chaucer

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

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

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

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

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

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

People protect what they love. Jacques Yves Cousteau

We love because it's the only true adventure.

We love because it’s the only true adventure. Nikki Giovanni

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

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

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

Don’t forget to love yourself. Soren Kierkegaard

Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery

If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love. Samuel Beckett

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries. Truman Capote

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. Theophile Gautier

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

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

What force is more potent than love? Igor Stravinsky

If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy. Kristin Chenoweth

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

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

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. Saint Teresa of Avila

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. Samuel Johnson

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I love quotes and aphorisms, so I've curated a collection to inspire and enlighten others.
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