200 Short Love Quotes

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are the best short love quotes I could find. I hope they will help you rediscover this powerful feeling again (love!) and improve your life today. Enjoy!

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Love is the absence of all expectation. Byron Katie

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To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Bill Wilson

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Love risks everything and asks for nothing. Rumi

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Love is not a because, it’s a no matter what. Jodi Picoult (Second Glance)

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Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. George Orwell


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Will you love me in December, as you do in May? Jack Kerouac

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You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

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Forget about getting, simply give; and I guarantee you, you will get much. Osho

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Love is tremendously passionate and acts immediately. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller


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

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It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it. Dejan Stojanovic

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When you fall in love with life, life falls in love with you. Joe Dispenza

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All problems come from attachment and expectation. All solutions come from love and acceptance. Maxime Lagacé

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You have within you more love than you could ever understand. Rumi

Related quotes and topics: be yourself, kindness, relationship, love

The Best Short Love Quotes

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Love has no need to seek, want, doesn’t need, has no shoulds or shouldn’ts. Byron Katie

It is easy to be a hater. Go for the difficult task: be a lover. Paulo Coelho

Spread the energy of love without expecting anything. Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave. Paulo Coelho

Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful. Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel)

Respect yourself, love yourself, because there has never been a person like you and there never will be again. Osho

Love needs no possession, love knows no attachment, because love is not greed. Osho

Love is true only when it is spontaneous, unplanned, unpracticed, uncultivated, un-thought. Osho

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. Ursula K. Le Guin

Love is always new and therefore it is its own eternity. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When there is love, there is no division. Jiddu Krishnamurti


The measure of love is to love without measure. Augustine of Hippo

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

So much of life is being present with the people you love. Shane Parrish

Those who don’t really love take. Real lovers give. Maxime Lagacé

If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person. Gloria Steinem

I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be. Fred Rogers

Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it. Fred Rogers

Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love. Leo Tolstoy

There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are. Fred Rogers

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. Jess C. Scott (The Intern)

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

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Delmore Schwartz

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

Love is like a shadow, one can only catch it by falling into it. Ambrose

See also: love quotes for her

Part 2. Short Love Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Short Love Quotes (Jane Austen, Molière, Einstein, etc.)

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We are never so vulnerable as when we love. Sigmund Freud

When you love, you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve. Ernest Hemingway

Great men cultivate love…only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. Booker T. Washington

Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another. Jane Austen

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. Jane Austen

The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be. 14th Dalai Lama

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

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Mark Twain

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Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. Augustine of Hippo

Love is the beauty of the soul. Augustine of Hippo

I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts. Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

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

To love is to will the good of the other. Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

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

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

Short And Very Short Love Quotes

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Love is all. Jack Kerouac

You had me at hello. Jerry Maguire

This is me and I am yours. Leo Christopher

Lovers alone wear sunlight. E.E. Cummings

Love lives beyond conflict. Byron Katie

Love springs from awareness. Anthony de Mello

Love is revealed in sacrifice. Alex Sauer

Love all, serve all, feed all. Neem Karoli Baba

I’m a wretch. But I love, love. Jack Kerouac (Satori in Paris & Pic)

In true love, there is no pride. Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t fall in love, rise in love! Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

To love is to burn, to be on fire. Jane Austen

Love is the only hope of the world. Osho

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. E.E. Cummings

Love is not consolation. It is light. Friedrich Nietzsche

Gratitude makes relationships flourish. Rhonda Byrne

Love isn’t dependent on who goes first. Shane Parrish

Love is putting someone ahead of yourself. Shane Parrish

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense. E. E Cummings

Every time you love you make the world a better place. Maxime Lagacé


Inspirational Short Love Quotes

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Pure love has no conditions or boundaries. Rhonda Byrne

Tomorrow will be better if you let your heart rule today. Leo Christopher

Love does not hold back. Love gives all the time and asks for nothing in return. Rhonda Byrne

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

Love begins with a smile, grows with care and time, finishes with peace of mind. Maxime Lagacé

You make a person perfect by loving him. Osho

Love is a wine; you have to taste it, you have to drink it, you have to become drunk with it, only then do you know what it is. Osho

Love is the ultimate, the end. You love for love’s own sake. It is not a means to anything else, it is its own end. Osho

Understand that you own nothing. Everything that surrounds you is temporary; only the love in your heart will last forever. Leon Brown

When there is love you have nothing more to do. Then where you are, you have heaven; then all seeking comes to an end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. Erica Jong

Every time we choose to lean toward love instead of fear, we experience a miracle. Gabby Bernstein

It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does. Peter McWilliams

This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love. Rumi

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Funny Short Love Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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143 (1 = I, 4 = LOVE, 3 = YOU). Fred Rogers

Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery

If Jack’s in love, he’s no judge of Jill’s beauty. Benjamin Franklin

Love is a two-way street constantly under construction. Carroll Bryant

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

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

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. Thomas Dewar

Love is like a fart – if you have to force it it’s probably crap. Unknown

I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her. Rodney Dangerfield

I love you and it’s getting worse. Joseph E. Morris

Love; A temporary insanity curable by marriage. Ambrose Bierce

Love is a sweet dream and marriage is the alarm clock. Jewish proverb

Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in. Richard Jeni

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you. Joey Adam

Deep Short Love Quotes

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Pain or love or danger makes you real again. Jack Kerouac (The Dharma Bums)

The truth is simple, you do not die from love. You only wish you did. Erica Jong

To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love. Thich Nhat Hanh

The true lover gives more than he receives, listens more than he speaks, acts more than he thinks. Maxime Lagacé

In love the other is important; in lust you are important. Osho

Love basically is a state of being; one is not in love, one is love. Osho

Only love connects. But love is of the heart; it has nothing to do with the head. Osho

Love needs two things: it has to be rooted in freedom and it has to know the art of trust. Osho

Without food the body is weak, without love the soul is weak. Osho

The best medicine I have found is to love a woman. Alan Watts

Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills. Leo Tolstoy

Love is not an image; it is not pleasure; it is not desire. Love is not something that can be cultivated; it is not dependent on memory. Jiddu Krishnamurti

There are always sides. There is always a winner and a loser. For every person who gets, there’s someone who must give. Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy. Warren Wiersbe

Vulnerability is the essence of connection and connection is the essence of existence. Leo Christopher

Loving someone means you can tell them you need them and know they’ll be there unconditionally. Shane Parrish

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche

I’m not interested in being a ‘lover.’ I’m interested in only being love. Ram Dass

See also: The 7 habits of people who love deeply (aleteia.org)

Wise Short Love Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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The ways are two: love and want of love. That is all. Mencius

I don’t think we get a choice in who we fall for, I think we just do. Jodi Picoult (Keeping Faith)

Love should be the only law between two human beings. Osho

Love never becomes wise, and that is its wisdom. Osho

Love makes you wise, but never knowledgeable. Knowledge makes you cunning and clever, but never loving. Osho

It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love, or how you love, it matters only that you love. Osho

Fools want to see the whole path before taking action. Wise men love, trust and move forward. Maxime Lagacé

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love. Paulo Coelho

Without the capacity of listening deeply, we cannot understand, and without understanding, love is not real; love is not possible. Thich Nhat Hanh

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer him or her is your presence. How can you love if you are not there? Thich Nhat Hanh

You can show respect to someone without loving them, but you cannot love someone without respect. Alex Sauer

People who exude love are apt to give things away. They are in every way like rivers; they stream. Alan Watts

Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice. Bob Goff (Love Does)

Love isn’t something you do once and check a box. But the accumulation of little actions repeated over and over. Shane Parrish

Don’t blame your partner for the state of your love battery, fill theirs. Shane Parrish

Reason is nothing less than the guardian of love. Sam Harris

Part 3. Short Love Quotes About…

Short Love Quotes About Life

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There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time. Jane Austen

Love is simple. We make it hard with our trappings, expectations and demands. Iyanla Vanzant

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell

Life must be rich and full of loving – it’s no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone. Jack Kerouac

Jumping in the river is hard. Looking at it is easy. That’s why most people don’t have meaningful lives. Maxime Lagacé

If you love yourself, you will be surprised: others will love you. Nobody loves a person who does not love himself. Osho

Love is not manageable, it is simply something that happens, and the moment you try to manage it everything misfire. Osho

There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice. F. Scott Fitzgerald

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. Kurt Vonnegut

The secret to life and the greatest success strategy of all is to love all of it and fear none of it. Jon Gordon

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

A life lived in love will never be dull. Leo Buscaglia

Love, too, has to be learned. Friedrich Nietzsche (Remove in learning)

See also: 5 Simple ways to live a life you love (lifehack.org)

Short Love Quotes About Friendship, Relationships

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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche

Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you. Friedrich Nietzsche

You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free. Thich Nhat Hanh

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. Leo Christopher

Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. Leo Tolstoy

True friends don’t ask or expect anything from you. They just love you. Maxime Lagacé

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. Richard Bach

Every person is beautiful, you just have to love the person and the beauty starts flowing. Osho

Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. Osho

People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help someone heal, love them without an agenda. Matt McHargue

I wonder: If you think of someone you love, do you become a little more like them? I would like to think so. Gloria Steinem (My Life on the Road)

Lovers are normally face to face, absorbed in each other; Friends, side by side, absorbed in some common interest. C.S. Lewis

Everyone longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving. Fred Rogers (You Are Special)

To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of others. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Love is people caring for people. That is love. Fred Rogers

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

Short Love Quotes About Happiness, Self-Love

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It is your solemn duty to learn how to enjoy yourselves. Alan Watts

One of the deepest longings a person can have is to feel needed and essential. Fred Rogers

You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first. Fred Rogers

She is a joy because she is herself. Leo Christopher

I can’t be your happiness but I can take your hand so we can find it together. Leo Christopher

It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine. Byron Katie

You will find your happiest days when you’re not looking for them. You will find self-love when you’re not looking for it anymore. Maxime Lagacé

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. Charlotte Brontë

All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person. Asa Don Brown

To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness. Chinmayananda Saraswati

You will be loved the day when you will be able to show your weakness without the other person using it to assert his strength. Cesare Pavese

When someone loves someone else, it doesn’t just make the loved person happy. It also makes you happy to love someone. Paul Graham

If you have self-love, love from others is luxury; if you don’t, love from others is a necessity. Sven Schnieders

Love is joy. Don’t convince yourself that suffering is part of it. Paulo Coelho

Related topics: be yourself, letting go

Short Love Quotes About Sadness, Jealousy

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Let us not desert one another. Jane Austen

The best love affairs are those we never had. Norman Lindsay

Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute. Edgar Allan Poe

Love brings this understanding. There is no jealousy. So if jealousy is there, know well there is no love. Osho

The moment you say my, mine, you have projected the I, the ego has come into functioning and the ego is the enemy of love. Osho

Love has its own ache. But blessed are those who attain to that ache of love. Osho

Love the person, but give the person total freedom. Osho (Being in Love)

All I feel, most immediately, is the most anguished need for physical love and mental companionship. Susan Sontag

You become truly peaceful and loving if you accept the natural disturbances of life. Maxime Lagacé

The man or woman who is jealous or is dominating, does not know what love means. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we’re supposed to. Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior. Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)

You couldn’t have strength without weakness, you couldn’t have light without dark, you couldn’t have love without loss. Jodi Picoult (The Tenth Circle: A Novel)

You don’t just stop loving someone because they don’t love you back. Roald Dahl

Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it. Swedish proverb

When your heart can cry another’s sadness, then your heart is full of love. Fred Rogers

Related topics: sad, jealousy

See also: 7 Things to Do When You are Really Sad (bemorewithless.com)

Short Love Quotes About Romance (For Her/Him)

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We agreed to love each other madly. Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

I have so much I want to tell you, and nowhere to begin. J.D. Salinger

Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom. Jodi Picoult (Second Glance)

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Emily Brontë

Is there a greater miracle than to see through another’s eyes, even for an instant? Henry David Thoreau

I will love you no matter what. You are my lover, my friend, until the end. Maxime Lagacé

Let love have you, and notice where it takes you. Byron Katie

Romance is the icing, but love is the cake. Unknown

Come live in my heart and pay no rent. Unknown

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

You are my today and all of my tomorrows. Leo Christopher (See also: https://www.instagram.com/leo.christopher/)

You fill my heart with a love so mysterious I can’t help but trust it. Leo Christopher

I want to know what it tastes like to kiss your lips after you smile. Leo Christopher

You watch the sunrise and I’ll watch you. Leo Christopher

I spend all my time either with you or missing you. Leo Christopher

I think of you and I’m happier, that’s how I know. Leo Christopher

You be you and I’ll be me, that’s exactly what makes us so beautifully us. Leo Christopher

To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed. Valerie Lombardo

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

Part 4. Conclusion

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Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now. Fred Rogers


Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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July 14, 2021

Originally published

February 25, 2020

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