Here are 110 of the best love quotes I could find.
I hope you’ll find inspiration through the beautiful words of Shakespeare, Einstein, Picasso, Thoreau, Jane Austen, and lots more.
You call it madness, but I call it love. Don Byas
Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi
To love is risky. Not to love is foolish. Maxime Lagacé
Only one life, that soon is past. Only what’s done with love will last. Unknown
To love is to burn, to be on fire. Jane Austen
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Even better than being loved is being in love. Naval Ravikant
Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen
I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end. Franz Kafka
We love because it’s the only true adventure. Nikki Giovanni
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age. Jeanne Moreau
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. Augustine of Hippo
Love is boundary-less. Angel Haze
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Simone Weil
Just in case you have forgotten today: You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical. Unknown
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent van Gogh
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A few thoughts on love…
What does love mean to you?
The way I think about it is this: love will make you live a remarkable life, BUT, there’s a high probability you’ll get hurt in the process.
After all, to love is to risk, right?
I’m sorry to disappoint you…
And that’s what happened to me in 2004 after I lost my girlfriend in a car accident.
I loved and gave a part of me and then lost it, suddenly.
Before that, I remember only beautiful moments, smiles, fun, and connection.
Then, in the following years, I wasn’t able to love as much since I’ve been hurt so badly.
I was scared to try again.
Want to know the good part?
It took me a few years, but I finally realized that I couldn’t hold myself indefinitely.
Life was meant to be lived and I preferred to give everything than have regrets.
They say love is the answer and I believe it.
What about you?
The Best Love Quotes
True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. Barbara De Angelis
Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world. Mary Oliver
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou
Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing. Jack Kornfield
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 Baldwin
Love must be as much a light as it is a flame. Henry David Thoreau
I wish I had done everything on Earth with you. The Great Gatsby
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not. Andre Gide
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens
Knowing, understanding and accepting yourself is your first step to everything you want in life. Maxime Lagacé
We must love one another or die. W. H. Auden
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Roy Croft
Love is the product of how you respond … Love is showing your partner they’re safe, you’ll catch them if they fall, and you’ll drop everything if they need you. Love is unconditional. Love doesn’t keep score. Shane Parrish
Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever – only, nothing is eternal. Audre Lorde
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other. Felix Adler
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. Sophocles
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
Every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form. Franz Kafka
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. Washington Irving
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Marge Piercy
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Barbara De Angelis
Part 2. Love Quotes That Are…
The Most Famous Love Quotes
Searching for a famous love quote or author? Check out those ones by Shakespeare, Einstein, Picasso, Monroe, Thoreau, etc. Enjoy!
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche
Love all, trust a few. William Shakespeare
Love is a better teacher than duty. Albert Einstein
There is no remedy for love but to love more. Henry David Thoreau
Love is often the fruit of marriage. Molière
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
You look amazing. I’m so lucky. Prince Harry
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
You make me want to be a better man. Melvin Udall (As Good As It Gets)
It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other. Sean (Good Will Hunting)
The giving of love is an education in itself. Eleanor Roosevelt
We must be our own before we can be another’s. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso
All you need is love. Paul McCartney
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth. William W. Purkey
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. Rumi
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal. John Lennon
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo
Short Quotes About Love
One-liners, short love quotes, sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
Saying no to others sometimes means saying yes to yourself. Maxime Lagacé
We can only learn to love by loving. Iris Murdoch
If you don’t love yourself who will? Naval Ravikant
He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides
To love is, first of all, to accept ourselves as we actually are. Thich Nhat Hanh
Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Franklin P. Jones
The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert Hubbard
Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do. Rachel Wolchin
Being weird together is a love language. Unknown
Be with someone who is proud to have you. Unknown
No one is you and that is your super power. Unknown
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable. Madame de Stael
Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. James D. Bryden
Love is sharing your popcorn. Charles Schultz (Charlie Brown)
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Katherine Anne Porter
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. Willa Cather
If you care enough, you will find a way. Maxime Lagacé
If you can’t stop thinking about it, it’s a good thing. It means you’re alive. Maxime Lagacé
Whoso loves, believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You are enough. Unknown
The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich
Inspirational Love Quotes
Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person. Thich Nhat Hanh
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King Jr
Close your eyes, take your time and listen. What does your heart says? Maxime Lagacé
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself. Soren Kierkegaard
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Washington Thurman
Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn’t sentimental. It doesn’t have to be pretty, yet it doesn’t deny pain. Sharon Salzberg
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment. Barbara De Angelis
Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her! Charles Dickens
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing. Lorraine Hansberry
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara De Angelis
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
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. George MacDonald
I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone. J.R.R. Tolkien
Some call it passion, motivation, madness, foolishness, intuition, inspiration. Others don’t care at all and just do it because of that small voice inside. Maxime Lagacé
Through you, I realized that life gave me everything. Maxime Lagacé
A source of trouble is our unruly minds. We can counter that by developing a warm heart. We need to effect an inner transformation, to understand that love and affection are a real source of joy. Dalai Lama
In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. ‘Deserves’ is not the point. And ‘owes’ is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is – in the right hands, everything that you give, you get. Amy Bloom
There is a love, that blazes up and is forgotten; there is a love until death. Søren Kierkegaard
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? Helen Keller
Love is the beauty of the soul. Augustine of Hippo
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. Helen Keller
‘Light! Give me light!’ was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. Helen Keller
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. Saint Francis de Sales
In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious. Marcel Proust
Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person. James Thurber
We need not think alike to love alike. David Ferenc
Part 3. Conclusion
This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply – in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision “I love myself”. Kamal Ravikant
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What is love to you? What was your favorite quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.