Love Quotes

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Love is one of the most intense and emotional experiences that human beings have. These love quotes show how fulfilling it is to love and be loved.

Love is one of the more difficult and rewarding learning experiences, next to parenthood, that most people will go through.

As opposed to just dealing with yourself, you have to deal with the emotions, triumphs and failures of someone else.

Is there a formula for capturing love, or is it merely a role of the dice?

Do we each have one true soulmate, or are we drawn to those we love through circumstance and chance? Check out these great love quotes to find out.

The Best Love Quotes

Love conquers all.

Virgil

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken
"Love is the beauty of the soul" St Augustine quote
“Love is the beauty of the soul.” – St. Augustine

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Yet it is only love which sets us free.

Maya Angelou

There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.

George Sand

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks
Geoffrey Chaucer love quote "Love is blind"
“Love is blind.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Aristotle

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Honore de Balzac

We are most alive when we’re in love.

John Updike

Love is friendship that has caught fire.

Ann Landers
Gandhi love quote "Where there is love there is life"
“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Love is an endless act of forgiveness.

Beyonce

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

Herman Hesse

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

Bob Marley

Short Love Quotes

We love the things we love for what they are.

Robert Frost

Never set limits when you are loving someone.

Debasish Mridha
Stephen Chbosky quote "We accept the love we think we deserve"
“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.

Rumi

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

David Viscott

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

You always gain by giving love.

Reese Witherspoon

The smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa
Pearl Buck quote "Love alone could waken love"
“Love alone could waken love.” – Pearl S. Buck

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Thomas Fuller

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.

Jim Thurber

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.

Ovid

You call it madness, but I call it love.

Don Byas
Leo Buscaglia quote "A life lived in love will never be dull"
“A life lived in love will never be dull.” – Leo Buscaglia

Love is not love until love’s vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

Paolo Coelho, The Alchemist

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare

Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.

Tom Wolfe

Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.

Houssaye

Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones
Paul Tillich quote "The first duty of love is to listen"
“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

Love is not a volunteer thing.

Samuel Richardson

Love is shown more in deeds than in words.

Saint Ignatius

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.

Barbara De Angelis

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

Eva Gabor

Choose your love, Love your choice.

Thomas S. Monson
Robert Browning quote "Love is energy of life"
“Love is energy of life.” – Robert Browning

Love brings to life whatever is dead around us.

Franz Rosenzweig

Quotes about Love

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

C.S. Lewis

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.

Bertrand Russell

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Albert Einstein

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

Mother Teresa
Dickens quote "A loving heart is the truest wisdom"
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.

Jennifer Aniston

Love means never having to say you’re sorry.

Ali McGraw, Love Story

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Maya Angelou

To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.

Madonna

Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.

Eminem

Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

John Lennon
"Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole"
“Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.” – Samuel Richardson

Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.

Sylvester Stallone

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

Lord Byron

The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.

Woody Allen

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Lao Tzu
Louisa May Alcott quote "Love is a great beautifier"
“Love is a great beautifier.” – Louisa May Alcott

Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you

Sarah Dessen

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.

Nicholas Sparks

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Alder

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.

Lao Tzu

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

Khalil Gibran

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

Blaise Pascal
Iris Murdoch quote "We can only learn to love by loving"
“We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Melissa Brown

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

Henry Miller

To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.

Pablo Neruda

Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.

William Arthur Ward

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Rumi

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

Voltaire

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

Arrigo Boito
Anne Campbell quote "Love means to commit yourself without guarantee"
“Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.” – Anne Campbell

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

Victor Hugo

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

David Wilkerson

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

Loretta Young

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

Andre Breton

Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.

James Thurber

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

Madame de Stael
"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place"
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.

Moliere

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7, ESV

Love Quotes for Her

I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.

Leo Christopher

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

Oscar Wilde

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

Brendan Francis
Ralph Block love quote "You’re nothing short of my everything"
“You’re nothing short of my everything.” – Ralph Block

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

Pablo Neruda

You make me want to be a better man.

Jack Nicholson, As Good as it Gets

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

Jean de la Bruyere

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love Quotes for Him

Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.

Julia Roberts, Notting Hill

I believed that no man in this world deserves me until I met you.

Luffina Lourduraj

For you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow

Rosemonde Gerard
Nat King Cole quote"This love was made for me and you"
“This love was made for me and you.” – Nat King Cole

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

Emily Brontë

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

Natalie Cole

Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth.

Eleanor Di Guillo

Self Love Quotes

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others.

Dalai Lama
Kierkegaard quote "Don't forget to love yourself"
“Don’t forget to love yourself.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Love yourself first and everything falls into line.

Lucille Ball

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Buddha

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.

Dalai Lama

If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better.

Kristin Chenoweth
Christian Bovee quote "Our first and last love is self-love"
“Our first and last love is self-love.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

Self-love is the source of all our other loves.

Pierre Corneille

Romantic Love Quotes

It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.

Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle

Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.

Milan Kundera
Gertrude Stein love quote "Romance is everything"
“Romance is everything.” – Gertrude Stein

In love, all kinds of love, we wait. If I can’t be your dawn, I will be your sunset!

Rossana Condoleo

They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!

C. Joybell C.

See there’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.

Gretchen Kemp
Helen Fisher quote "Romantic love is an addiction"
“Romantic love is an addiction.” – Helen Fisher

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

Rabindranath Tagore

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.

Angelita Lima

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

John Lennon
Mason Cooley quote "Romance is tempestuous; Love is calm"
“Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.” – Mason Cooley

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.

Ray Croft

Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.

Elaine Davis

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Carl Sagan

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

Franklin P. Jones

You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

E.E. Cummings
Jane Austen quote "My heart is and always will be yours"
“My heart is and always will be yours.” – Jane Austen

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.

T. Tolis

True Love Quotes

True love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

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

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.

Leo Tolstoy

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

Sarah Dessen
Euripides love quote "He is not a lover who does not love forever"
“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.

Torquato Tasso

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

Gilbert Parker

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

Bryant H. McGill

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Shakespeare quote "The course of true love never did run smooth"
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” – William Shakespeare

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.

Victor Hugo

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.

Ella Maillart

Love understands love; it needs no talk.

Francis Havergal

There is my heart, and then there is you, and I’m not sure there is a difference.

A.R. Asher

Love Sayings

“I love you” begins by I, but it ends up by you.

Charles de Leusse

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford
Audrey Hepburn quote "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other"
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr.

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Neitzsche

What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.

Sinclair Lewis

A simple ‘I love you’ means more than money.

Frank Sinatra

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can’t really be felt, truly, by one.

Sean Penn

Love is blind. It will take over your mind. What you think is love, is truly not. You need to elevate your mind.

Eve

And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.

Paul McCartney

Love never dies a natural death. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.

Anais Nin
Oscar Wilde quote "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary"
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.

Morrie Schwartz

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make you feel my love.

Bob Dylan

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Bette Davis

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

Zelda Fitzgerald

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller
Albert Ellis quote "The art of love is largely the art of persistence"
“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

C.S. Lewis

My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.

André Breton

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

William Arthur Ward

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.

Oprah Winfrey
Jane Austen love quote "There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart"
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

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

Henry Drummond

There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.

Carlos Santana

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Neitzsche

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.

Sophocles

Humorous Love Sayings

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

Pearl Bailey

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Thomas Dewar
Lily Tomlin quote "If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?"
“If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?” – Lily Tomlin

Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.

George Burns

I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.

Elizabeth Evans

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.

Lord Byron

Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.

Dolly Parton

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

Samuel Johnson

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

H.L. Mencken

A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.

Tim Allen

Life is messy. Love is messier.

Catch and Release
Einstein love quote "You can’t blame gravity for falling in love"
“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

Maya Angelou

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

George Jean Nathan

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

Lucy Van Pelt

We hope these love quotes and sayings have you ready to love more, love yourself, and be loved today.

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Quincy is KIM's lead editor and content writer, and has invested in online properties since 2009. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie and his dog Oban. When not working on KIM, he enjoys traveling, poker, and anything related to crypto.