Love Quotes



C. S. Lewis Quote

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

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Quote

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
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa
Oscar Wilde Quote

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

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
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


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.
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
Og Mandino Quote

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino
All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Andre Breton
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
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
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
Charles Caleb Colton
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 is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot
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
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn
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
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Judy Garland
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.
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.
A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving.
Cyrano de Bergerac
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
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa
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
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H. L. Mencken
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
Henry Miller
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
Absence – that common cure of love.
Lord Byron
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno
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


Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
John Lennon
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
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 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
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Barbara Pym
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Carl Sagan
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson
Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Leo Buscaglia
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Fortune and love favor the brave.
To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.”
Ayn Rand
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot
It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.
Shirley MacLaine
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde
The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers
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 does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Friedrich Nietzsche
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Francois Rabelais
Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
e. e. cummings
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
Andre Breton
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is my religion – I could die for it.
John Keats
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
John Gay
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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
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
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Francis of Assisi
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
Duke Ellington
Love conquers all.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Gilbert Parker
The way to know life is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph Campbell
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
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
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Only do what your heart tells you.
Princess Diana
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
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis
Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.
Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
Anne Campbell
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
There are never enough I Love You’s.
Lenny Bruce
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
Benjamin Franklin
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Khalil Gibran
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Helen Rowland
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
George Jean Nathan
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Emmet Fox
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
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
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey
Love is always being given where it is not required.
E. M. Forster
Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
Drew Barrymore
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin
If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken
Do you have to have a reason for loving?
Brigitte Bardot
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Barbara de Angelis
Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.
Darren L. Johnson
What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Leo Buscaglia
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
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Tammy Wynette
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Henri Matisse
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
David Wilkerson
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
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve
Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
Catherine Deneuve
Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
David Herbert Lawrence
People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
Ken Kesey
There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Henry Drummond
For love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne
Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Aphra Behn
Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
Erich Segal
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
Christopher Marlowe
I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
Nicholas Sparks
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
Eric Hoffer
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden
The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
Jean Racine
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
Charles Morgan
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 love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard
Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Benjamin Disraeli
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis
Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
Billie Holiday
Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
Tammy Wynette
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
Gustave Flaubert
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
Dylan Thomas
True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
Bryant H. McGill
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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
I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
Leslie Fiedler
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
But love’s a malady without a cure.
John Dryden
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
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Fulton J. Sheen
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Thomas Fuller
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Friedrich Schiller
We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise L. Hay
It is very easy to love alone.
Gertrude Stein
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.
Werner Erhard
Who loves, raves.
Lord Byron
If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor Adorno
There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.
Lorraine Hansberry
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Arthur Rimbaud
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere
Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
Francois Rabelais
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope
We are most alive when we’re in love.
John Updike
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Christopher Marlowe
There is only one terminal dignity – love.
Helen Hayes
In love there are two things – bodies and words.
Joyce Carol Oates
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall
Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer
Love is a hole in the heart.
Ben Hecht
Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Francis Beaumont
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
Bernard Meltzer
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Thornton Wilder
With our love, we could save the world.
George Harrison
Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
Christina Rossetti
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
Igor Stravinsky
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton
Ultimately love is everything.
M. Scott Peck
One must not trifle with love.
Alfred de Musset

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