The tricky thing about love is that it is so hard to put into words. For thousands of years writers, poets and musicians have been trying to describe it in their art and yet still it eludes them.
Whether you’re falling in love, out of love or deeply in love already, we’ve collected the finest love quotes from every corner of the world to help you express how you’re feeling.
There are love quotes from Notting Hill to The Notebook, from Plato to Pascal and from Hemingway to Rumi. Deep reflections and humorous musings, there is guaranteed to be something that will touch your heart. If you’re looking for love quotes for him or for her, we’ve found both.
Remember, it is better to have loved and lost than have never loved at all.
1. Blaise Pascal on the Logic of Love
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand ~ Blaise Pascal
There is no guide to teach us where we can find love or how we can recognize it. Each love story is unique, with its own personal set of idiosyncrasies, laws, and values, because love does not follow any pattern or logical structure. Trying to explain love through reason is a futile pursuit, since our minds cannot make sense, using concepts and words, of something that is beyond any conceptualization. Love has its reasons to which only the heart has access.
2. Victor Hugo on the Sweetness of Love
Life is the flower for which love is the honey ~ Victor Hugo
Among the many things that life throws at us, both good and bad, love is the sweetest and the most treasured. All our lives, we go through all sorts of struggles and obstacles, only to find our peace in the arms of love. Moreover, most of our pursuits are connected with our desire to be loved. We strive to prove to the world that we are lovable, we give our love to others, and hope that someday love will return our way. All these because we know love has the power of transforming our lives in a unifying pattern of meaning and happiness.
3. Jean Anouilh on Love as a Gift
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself ~ Jean Anouilh
For love to blossom fully, we need to be honest with ourselves and admit that if we love, we do it because it is in our nature to do so. We have to give love and we have to feel loved, otherwise we are incomplete. But before that, we need to love ourselves and learn to honour who we are. Love is a gift that we owe to ourselves, because without it, our soul will never fully flourish.
4. Ernest Hemingway on Love and Regret
Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all ~ Ernest Hemingway
One of the most famous love quotes of all time. Love is always risky. People change, and feelings change as well. Moreover, life has the habit of complicating things very often. Yet despite the many risks and despite the possibility of having our hearts broken, we never cease to want love or to hope for it. Love makes us feel alive, and if we decide to play safe and keep our hearts guarded, we can only regret later. It is better to have fond memories than sorrowful regrets.
5. Joyce Brothers on Trust and Love
The best proof of love is trust ~ Joyce Brothers
Nothing demands us more vulnerability than love. Moreover, love cannot exist without vulnerability and the risks associated with it. For this precise reason, the key aspect about a love relationship is trust. We need our love relationships to be our safe space, but this cannot be sustained if we don’t trust the other completely. Demanding complete trust is more than reasonable, and trust is a solid proof that a relationship has powerful roots, and that the two people love and respect each other.
6. James Thurber on Shared Experience
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody ~ James Thurber
In its beginnings, a love relationship is more about passion than commitment, that is why it appears as more fragile and easier to break. However, with time comes a lot of shared experience, with hundreds of moments of pure connection, happiness, and support in times of struggle. As the number of these moments increases, love becomes stronger. Love is like a construction on which we have to work constantly, and only time can give it its proper shape.
7. Joseph Campbell on Friendship and Love
Love is a friendship set to music ~ Joseph Campbell
If love would be an equation, we could say that is part friendship, part attractiveness, and part commitment. Love can start with friendship, but it cannot remain as such. It grows beyond a friendship, and it is more powerful, richer, and deeper and a friendship. Our lovers are closer than our friends, because in love every barrier drops. Love does not accept limits or boundaries, and it requires a different level of dedication and commitment. That is why love has something unique about it, and almost transcendental.
8. Herman Hesse on Understanding Love
If I know what love is, it is because of you ~ Herman Hesse
Love is not some abstract concept to be talked about or debated. Love is something very real and personal, and only when we fall in love ourselves can we really understand what love is. Love becomes real when it is experienced directly, fully, and honestly and only the person we love can teach us about love. Our lovers are ours mentors through the ways of love, making us understand through trials and mistakes, that love is the ultimate learning process.
9. Plato on Poetic Love
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet ~ Plato
Because it is so emotionally intense, love changes our entire outlook on life. When we are in love, everything seems radiant around us. Love puts rose-colored glasses on our eyes and we became romantic and idealistic. Love touches the deepest parts of our soul and makes us see the world through the lens of our feelings, exactly what poets do. Our only chance to see the world as rich as beautiful as poets do is to remain forever in love.
10. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on the Workings of Love
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What we love is important because it has the power to transform us into better people. Love can demolish all that is wrong in our life and reshape it in exquisite forms. The things we love create our personality and allow us to go through the vital emotions of life. Our well-being is determined by all the things that make our heart tick.We connect with the essence of life through love, and this is why we are modeled by love.
11. Lao Tzu on the Power of Love
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses ~ Lao Tzu
Despite our rational, thinking minds, love is our greatest motivator in life, working as a link that keeps everything together. Love is so powerful because it creates unity in our being, by connecting the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. Love is not something we can take casually, because before we know it, it manages to infuse our lives in such a way that we are no longer able to accept a life without love. Love is the supreme motivation of our soul and the passion that can determine the greatest growth.
12. Aristotle on Soulmates
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies ~ Aristotle
If we could say that love has its own agenda, then it is safe to assume that its goal is to make our souls merge with each other in a selfless, unbreakable bond. Two bodies and two minds become one soul. It does not mean that we are incomplete or that we lack something vital as individuals, but that when we love, we grow beyond ourselves, we become bigger than ourselves, and we escape our horrible limitations, by connecting at such deep level with other person. That is why the myth of the soul mates reflects our deepest craving.
13. Torquato Tasso on the Existence of Love
True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does ~ Torquato Tasso
Love can never get under our strict control, nor can it be forced. It flows naturally and openly, where it finds a proper environment. Love cannot grow in any conditions. Its sensitive nature requires honesty and authenticity, otherwise love cannot exist. We cannot pretend to love something we don’t. At the same time, we cannot hide the love we hold inside. Love demands us to be always honest with ourselves and our feelings and to accept its mysterious, unpredictable ways.
14. Leo Tolstoy on Knowledge by Love
All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love ~ Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy penned a wealth of famous love quotes. He understood that love is an unique type of knowledge. It gives us access to our own souls and opens new perspectives for our minds. Love subtly influences us to become more open and tolerant. When we become more accepting, we become more prone to embrace knowledge and truth. Through love we learn about everything that makes us human, and all that is essential in life. We learn to separate what is meaningful from what is meaningless. Through love we understand because love is the ultimate learning experience.
15. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on the Reality of the Heart
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
We think that only what we see with our eyes is real. However, eyes only have access to the material reality, where everything has a shape or a colour. Eyes cannot see what is essential to us. They can see the beauty of matter, but they cannot see the beauty of a soul. They can see a physical danger, but they can never see an emotional or mental trap that lays ahead of us. Where our eyes fail us, our hearts can help. With our hearts, we have access to a higher and better truth.
16. Blaise Pascal on Change and Love
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before ~ Blaise Pascal
Being in love is a special state that elevates us from our mundane life into a territory of new emotions and sensations. If love does not make us feel different, then it has failed its purpose. Being in love is something unique, that is why we feel different when we are in love. When we love sincerely, we change our entire focus in life, and our attention gets divided between ourselves and the person we love. We are no longer the same person, our interests change, and the source of our happiness changes as well.
17. Rumi on Finding Love
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
Searching for love is never a wise quest since love is not something we have to hunt, but something which comes to us at the right moment. Instead of spending our time looking for love, we need to focus on preparing ourselves to receive it when it comes our way. It is wiser to keep our hearts open and our attention sharp so we will be able to recognize love and welcome it in our life. Love is like a guest that blesses us with its presence. If we hide behind thick walls, love will never reach us.
18. A.A. Milne on Loss and Soulmates
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
Love creates such powerful, unbinding connections that losing someone we love is the worst thing that can happen to us. Losing a soulmate is an earth-shattering moment because the entire structure of life is demolished. For lovers and best friends who grew a lifetime together, there is no life after separation. Dying is preferable to loneliness because it saves someone from having to learn to live alone again, without love.
19. Lao-Tzu on Love, Strength, and Courage
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage ~ Lao Tzu
Love is so important to us because it reveals a whole new world of possibilities. In love, we are no longer alone in facing the world. The person we love is always with us, physically or just mentally. Their image acts as an empowerment that pushes us to be better and greater. When we are loved we feel powerful, because the other person is our support and motivation. When we love, we feel daring and brave, because we want to be worthy of our love.
20. Henry Miller on Giving and Receiving Love
The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love ~ Henry Miller
The best kind of love is the one that knows no measure in either giving or receiving. Love has no limits and it is never static. Love is a boundless flow. Nobody has ever complained of too much love. We need love as we need air, and we can never receive as much as our souls can carry. At the same time, the love we hold inside is a never-ending well. We can give as much love as we want, because the well of love will replete itself constantly.
21. Dr. Seuss on Happiness and Falling in Love
You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams ~ Dr. Seuss
It is difficult to stay present in the moment because sometimes reality does not match our desires and expectations. We have the tendency to always think of something better and greater. Only love has the power to keep us satisfied and happy by matching our reality with our dreams. When we love, there is no other place we want to be, except with our loved one. We don’t want to miss any moment together because every moment is more exciting than any dream.
22. The Notebook on True Love
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. ~ The Notebook
For a long time, people believed and accepted that love creates a lot of suffering, drama, and a whole range of devastating emotions. The truth is that a nerve-racking and heart-breaking love is not actually love. It is more a lust that consumes itself, leaving nothing behind. Real love brings peace, fulfilment, and serene happiness. Real love is not dramatic. Real love is a growing experience that lets us unite with another person through our minds and souls. Love is a destination where any restlessness becomes obsolete.
23. On The Divine Nature of Love
And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God ~ Les Miserables
God appears everywhere where there is love and communion. When we love, we summon God to come to our hearts. Love is our greatest command, and the most simple to follow. There is never an end to the love we can give or receive, and there is no human being who would refuse love. Love connects people with each other while also connecting them with God. When we love another person, we show love and respect for God’s creation, and our love becomes a tribute to God’s boundless love.
24. Helen Keller on Listening to Your Heart
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart ~ Helen Keller
The world tries to attract us with all sorts of exciting things, making us racing towards some indefinite goals. We get so caught up in this race we often forget that the things which fill our heart the most are always simple and within our reach. Only our heart knows how to recognize the essential. The world might be unjust, ugly, or sometimes even brutal, but within our hears lay beautiful and pure things that can make life exciting and meaningful over and over again.
25. T. Tolis on Completeness and Mutual Love
To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything. ~ T. Tolis
Love does not often works as we would like too. We cannot chose who we love or who loves us, yet love is vital for our well-being. We feel alive when we love, and we feel cherished, appreciated, and cared for when we are loved. A true love, however, can only be mutual. A requited love is the only type of love that fulfils its purpose completely. When there is mutual attraction, and emotional, intellectual, and spiritual connection, love becomes invincible.
26. Woody Allen on Falling in Love
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 works in simple, but mysterious ways, and it is never quite what we imagine it to be. We fall in love unpredictably and pretty often, irrationally. There is no explanation on why we fell in love with someone and why not with someone else. We may attempt to rationalize it, but our hearts follow their own, intuitive rules on which the mind does not have access. We love because our hearts chose to love and because there is something in the other person which speaks to the innermost desires of our hearts.
27. Leo Christopher on Ever-growing Love
I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow ~ Leo Christopher
Every one of our love stories is special and tricks us into believing we will never love as strongly ever again. We always think our love is so deep that it is impossible to go any further, yet love is always surprising. We can always love more and love better. Every new day is a new opportunity to exercise and prove our love. Time makes any bond more powerful, and this is especially true in love. A strong love grows only stronger with time because any new memory becomes another inseparable tie.
28. Anna ( Julia Roberts) on Vulnerability and Risk
Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. ~ Anna (Julia Roberts)
As far as love quotes in movies go, it doesn’t get more famous than this one in Notting Hill. For a love story to happen, people have to dare to do some things out of their comfort zone and to allow themselves to become vulnerable with someone who might or might not reciprocate their feelings. A confession of love is one of the most difficult, often painful things one can do. However, without such a confession, the story would never unravel. It is always better to risk and to put our hearts out there, instead of remaining forever in silence and missing an opportunity to find happiness.
29. H. L. Mencken on Unstoppable Love
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop ~ H. L. Mencken
Falling in love is not something we control. It happens out of nowhere and without realizing it we find ourselves fully and deeply in love. Once we become conscious of our love, there is little we can do. We cannot stop ourselves from loving someone, despite any rational arguments or reasoning. Once the seed of love has been planted, love grows very deep roots and as time goes by, it becomes stronger. In love, everything moves quickly, following the heat of the moment and there are no obstacles able to stop that.
30. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Love and Hate
I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
If love is the most vital human experience, hate is the most damaging. Hate alienates us and pushes us apart from each other. The people who hate feel the burden of hate even more powerful than those who are hated. Hate crushes any feeling of sympathy, connection, and affection, only to bring instead negative feelings and distance. However, love and hate are both choices. While sometimes hate seems like an easier choice, hate is always destructive. When we fill our hearts with hate, we poison them. Check out more MLK quotes.
31. Oscar Wilde on the Song of Love
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear ~ Oscar Wilde
Love is never a rational, calculated choice of pros and cons. Real love can only appear between two open hearts. Anything exterior matters little for our hearts, who speak their own language. Our hearts don’t fall in love with material possessions or social personas, because a heart can see through every layer until the core of a being. No matter how attractive or stylish a person might be, if we cannot connect at an emotional level, we will never fall in love with them.
32. Mahatma Gandhi on Love as the Seed of Life
Where there is love there is life ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Life would be very dull without love. Love is exciting, fun, and explorative. It brings to the surface everything that is good and pure in our souls. Love sustains life, in every possible way. It brings people together, it motivates them to build beautiful lives, to grow, and to feel deeply. It creates connection where there wouldn’t none, and it allows life to flourish abundantly. Because of our capacity to love, we can suffer through anything and we can face the world bravely.
33. Paul McCartney on Sharing Love
And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make ~ Paul McCartney
Love is something we all want, but which we must first learn to give before being able to receive. It is not rational exchange, but a meeting of two vulnerable souls who want to connect. To feel loved is the best feeling in the world, but to have other people love us, we must be worthy of their love. We don’t have to do some extraordinary deeds to be worthy of love. All we have to do is to give love, unconditionally and selflessly. The love we give will return to us richer.
34. Albert Elis on Persistent Love
The art of love is largely the art of persistence ~ Albert Ellis
It is strange how love occurs and develops, because it almost always escapes our understanding. Love stories develop so easily and naturally, yet not all of them grow into a lasting love. It is not because of lack of chemistry or desire, but very often because we don’t give it time, we are not patient and persistent enough in our love. Love creates a deep bond only with time and patience. If there is no persistence in love, it fades away as easily as it began.
35. Benjamin Franklin on the Cycle of Love
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable ~ Benjamin Franklin
The longing for love is one of the most common and deepest human experience. We long to give love as much as we long to receive it. In love, everything seems to fall in place, no matter how difficult or absurd life might seem. Yet, we always second-guess ourselves, trying to understand love and to make sense of it. The simple truth is we have to live love to understand it. We have to accept it when it comes to us, and spread it further. We have to accept that we are worthy of love and that we have love to give to others.
36. Elbert Hubbard on Giving Love
The love we give away is the only love we keep ~ Elbert Hubbard
It is strange that as much love as we would give, we always find within us even more. Love does not know shortage. It grows out of itself and multiplies forever. All the love we give returns to us even stronger and while we seem to be giving love away, love grow even more powerful in our hearts. There is always room for more love, and there is always someone who needs it. When we learn to give it away freely, we finally understand that it never leaves us.
37. Honore de Balzac on Tolerance
The more one judges, the less one loves ~ Honore de Balzac
Our rational minds often sabotage our love. Our minds like to analyze and make judgments, which most of the time is useless in love. When we judge someone we put a wall between us and that person, and love never grows where there is a wall. If we have the habit of judging people, we become bitter. Instead of believing that everyone has something in them worthy of love, we begin to believe that no one is worthy of love. Love can never thus grow where there is judgement and intolerance.
38. Andre Breton on Discovering Oneself through Love
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself ~ Andre Breton
We think we know ourselves, but love changes everything about our perception. Because love is such a profound experience, it makes us bring to surface new parts of ourselves, which we never had the change to explore before. The person we love can tell us who we really are, simply because such a person has access to our profound self, where love occurs. For this reason, love is exciting and surprising, and when we meet someone who speaks directly to our souls, we fall in love deeply and irrevocably.
39. Honore de Balzac on the Intimacy of Love
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea ~ Honore de Balzac
Being in love heightens our perception. The person we love becomes the centre of our world, and every detail about them becomes a clue in deciphering their thoughts, opinions, and feelings. We strive to know the other person as intimately as possible, to anticipate their desires and to meet their expectations. There are no secrets that our lovers can keep away from us. We read the truth in their gestures and expressions, which we study intensely as the dearest thing in the world.
40. Ovid on Daring to Love
Fortune and love favor the brave ~ Ovid
A truth that most of us don’t like is that life owe us nothing. Anything we want to make out of our lives and anything that we desire from life we have to search for ourselves. The more we want from life, the more courage we need. Great things await only those who dare to risk and to put ourselves out there, into the flow of life, fighting against it for what they want. This is especially true for love and for wealth, which we all want, but few dare to pursue mercilessly.
41. David Wilkerson on the Act of Love
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do ~ David Wilkerson
Love manifests itself on two different levels. First of all, love is something that we feel intimately for someone else. Secondly, love is something we do by which the other person can understand our feelings. Love is as much behavior as it is feeling. Feelings cannot be always shared through words, but when they are the drive behind our actions, they become obvious. The only way for another person to understand what we feel about them is through our behaviour towards them.
42. Stephen Chbosky on Feeling Worthy of Love
We accept the love we think we deserve ~ Stephen Chbosky
Love can surprise us and if we are not in tune with our inner selves, it can overwhelm us. If we don’t have a good relationship with ourselves, we have the tendency to believe we are unworthy of love. This happens because we judge ourselves too harshly. We don’t have to fit some standards to be worthy of love. Love never discriminates and very often, those who think that they are not worthy of love are those who need it the most. We need to learn to accept love as it comes, even if it seems underserved, which actually never is.
43. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on Loving Someone
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Love is the best exercise in selflessness. Only when we love we are able to let go of the demands of our ego and to focus entirely on the well-being of another soul. Love reaches its most supreme state when we are able to put the other above ourselves, with all the sincerity we are capable of. Love is never about us, but about those we love. It changes our focus and increases our empathy, that is why it is the only feeling which can move people so intensely.
44. Mother Teresa on Smiling and the Way of Love
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. ~ Mother Teresa
Love begins simply. Sometimes, just a gesture of affection, a smile, or a kind word can open the gates to our souls and let the other in. Something as simple as a smile, which takes such little effort from our part, can open the path to a honest and deep connection, from where it is so easy to move forward to love. A smile always brings another smile and this is how the path of love is carved.
45. Jean de la Bruyere on Loving
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love ~ Jean de la Bruyere
When we love someone, everything that belongs to them or has a connection with them becomes precious to us. Things which appear uninteresting and boring in others become exciting and marvelous. It is not because love blinds us, but rather because it opens to us new perspectives, and makes us appreciate things we would have never noticed before. A gesture, an expression, the sound of a voice, an accent, and any kind of detail that is personal becomes the most precious thing in the world.
46. Ferdinand Foch on Soulful Passion
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire ~ Ferdinand Foch
Most of us live a comfortable, secure life where nothing major, able to throw us out of our track, happens on a day to day basis. However, this is not something that our souls prefer. To feel that we are truly and fully alive, we need to feel our souls filled with passion. Passion is the fuel that allows us to shine bright in a dull and often boring world. A passionate soul is the greatest thing which can separate a person trapped in a series of habits and preconceptions from a person who designs their own life, minute by minute, with an inspiring drive.
47. William Shakespeare on Love and Illusion
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs ~ William Shakespeare
The lines from Shakespeare’s plays have become the subject of many love quotes, with Romeo and Juliet the most prominent, but he also mused on love outside of his work. Indeed when love is not the outcome of a lasting friendship, it can begin quite abruptly, simply by sight. We see someone attractive and without knowing it, we attach to their personality all the traits that we seek in another person. Sometimes our guesses are right, but sometimes they are not. That is why a relationship based on attractiveness has equal chances of either surviving wonderfully or extinguishing as quickly as it began. Love is intoxicating and irrational, but if we don’t except it as it is, we end up heart-broken and disillusioned.
48. Paul Tilich on Patient Love
The first duty of love is to listen ~ Paul Tillich
For love to reach its potential, we have to accept a new set of values. Love cannot exist without trust, tolerance, and support. The easiest way to demonstrate such feelings is by simply listening to the other. When we listen, we show that we care and that we are willing to offer support and understanding. It seems so simple, yet very few people show the patience necessary for listening, especially without judging and without dismissing the other’s thoughts and ideas.
49. William Shakespeare on the Hardships of Love
The course of true love never did run smooth ~ William Shakespeare
Many people believe that once they meet their soul mate everything will fall into place and nothing will bother them ever again. Life, however, is more complex than that. Love does not prevent us from struggles and misfortune. Very often, true love is threatened by the harsh realities of everyday life. True love does not have it easier in the world, yet when there are two people who fight for the same thing, it is easier to win.
50. Plato on the Magic of Love
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods ~ Plato
Love is a multilayered and complex matter, taking many forms and shapes, according to each human being and to each new relationship. Yet precisely this complexity is so attractive to us. We can never understand love completely and we can never explore it fully, no matter how much we try. Love will always amaze us, intrigue us, and bless us with new and extraordinary things. Each of us experiences love differently and uniquely, and that is why it is better to love than to try to speculate about it.
51.George Elliot on Love
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another ~ George Eliot
Love is an eternal emotion that keeps the world going around. Where there is no love there cannot be peace and joy. If you haven’t known love then you haven’t enjoyed life. When one human being loves another unconditionally it creates a blissful meaning to life. You feel the flowers bloom and birds sing and the entire universe dances with you.
Two beautiful souls infuse to become one. This is the ultimate prayer to God and such is the power of love.
52. Robert Browning on Love as Energy
Love is energy of life ~ Robert Browning
This life is God given gift where you love and cherish the people around you. Where there is love there is life. The positive energy that is emitted by love energises your surroundings enabling you to sink into the deep cocoon of security and love. When you live in that cocoon you’re so happy that you realize self worth. It is love that injects energy into people. Hatred and enmity wither away in front of love.
53. Princess Diana on Listening To You Heart
Only do what your heart tells you ~ Princess Diana
Practical people think before they act. Whereas emotional people think with their heart and take decisions. Such decisions never go wrong. The heart only knows to love and give freely. Hate is a negative energy that can only ruin lives. Supplement hate with love and see how gorgeous your life will be. Instead of listening to others or to your mind, listen to your heart. It’ll never let you down. Princess Diana till today lives in the heart of people as ‘people’s princess’.
54. Alphonse De Lamartine on Women
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
When a person falls in love you feel completed. Only a woman can give you complete love with abandon. She gives it so freely that you soak it in like a dry land soaking water. It is that woman who eggs you to achieve and be successful in life. Women have the ability to make as well as break a man. Such is her power. So be prudent and fall in love with the right woman who can love and cherish you as well as make you succeed in life.
55. Fulton J. Sheen on Giving
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery ~ Fulton J. Sheen
When you fall in love you think it’s a two way street as the other person also falls for you. By discovering your love for your lover you discover yourself. You’re amazed that there are several hidden dimensions to your personality and that falling in love made you realize it yourself. If your love is not reciprocated then you fall apart and recovering from it takes time. Still in spite of the challenge it is better to fall in love and then lose rather than not love at all.
56. Thomas Fuller on Loving
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved ~ Thomas Fuller
The secret of loving is in freely being able to like someone other than you. The journey called love has different shades to it and going through those stages help you to realize yourself. When another person loves you, there is happiness and joy yet you don’t realize the dimensions you feel within yourself till you fall in love. It is better to fall in love, lose and love again rather than not loving at all.
57. Zora Neale Hurston on Revealing Yourself
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place ~ Zora Neale Hurston
Where there is love there is God. And where there is God your soul crawls out of its closet and exposes the real you. You feel that there is music in your heart and song in your ears. The emotional feelings make you soft, tender and caring. You feel blessed and cherished. You get out of your comfort zone, stretch a little and learn to enjoy life. You look at things from a different perspective. Love gives you the strength to face any eventualities.
58. D.H. Lawrence on Desire
In every living thing there is the desire for love ~ D. H. Lawrence
All living things be it birds, animals or human beings are capable of love. Man’s primary occupation is procreation and it is based on love. The care a cat gives to its kittens and a dog gives to its pups is akin to what mothers give to their children. Nature has made this universal language called love for living things to survive on Earth. The desire to love is very strong in all reproducing animals including man. So love yourself, your family and God. You’ll be a satisfied and fulfilled person.
59. Taraji P Henson on Love as a Gift
Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free. ~ Taraji P. Henson
There is no payment or money required to fall in love. You can love freely as it is free. The world goes around preaching love, peace and happiness. Wherever you find love you’ll find joy. At the same time where there is hatred there is death. Concentrate on love and learn to love your parents, family, neighbours, friends and the whole world. Also you can fall in love with a special someone to enjoy all the pleasures of life. Soon you’ll see yourself enveloped in the glow of God.
60. Oscar Wilde on Romance
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance ~ Oscar Wilde
Life is a journey where you discover not only others but yourself. Having low self esteem makes you sad and pushes a person into deep depression. When you learn to love yourself you realize the brighter side of life. You feel confident and bold. Once you start loving yourself then life becomes romantic and enjoyable. With such an upbeat attitude your goals become clearer to you and you’re on the road to success. So start loving yourself. That is the beginning to an unending romance.
61. Honore de Balzac on the Senses
Love is the poetry of the senses ~ Honore de Balzac
Love is an emotion that makes a person feels good about them. Such a feeling empowers you to do good to others. Just as the fragrance of flowers fills up your nostrils and scenic beauty mesmerizes your eyes; love is an emotion that encompasses all the senses. You look, feel and smell good as well as there is constant music in your ears. The beat of your heart when you see your beloved adds rhythm to your life. It is complete poetry when you’re in love.
62. Lucius Annaeus Seneca on Spirit
Love in its essence is spiritual fire ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love evokes compassion in a person and that feeling is akin to spirituality. When you’re in love, you’re happy, positive and generous. You learn to think about others and care for someone else’s happiness. You become a better person and learn to appreciate the beauty of life. It’s like a fire that spreads within you engulfing and consuming you in its ardour. Love heals you, renews you and gets you closer to God. You learn about enlightenment and spirituality.
63. Luc De Clapiers on Matters of Heart
Great thoughts come from the heart ~ Luc de Clapiers
Loving someone makes you spiritual. Your heart grows warm with emotions for someone special and these feelings turn into thoughts that keep your heart and mind in tune with each other. Passion and dedication helps you to succeed in life and both these feelings come straight from the heart. Having love and compassion in your heart leads to positive thoughts in your mind that in turn leads to positive action which in turn leads to success.
64. John Wooden on The Difference Between Love And Passion
Passion is momentary; love is enduring~ John Wooden
Attraction leads to passion and sex. Once the fire ebbs it’s gone. Passion doesn’t last forever. But when you truly love someone it’s for eternity. Love occurs when two people touch each other’s soul. The connection is more spiritual than physical. You value the other person much more than you love yourself. You put them before you and their happiness matters more to you. This act of generosity is called timeless and endless love.
65. Tom Wolfe on Love
Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live ~ Tom Wolfe
When a mother holds her bundle of joy in her hands she forgets the world and starts living for her baby. Her happiness and sad times are linked to the baby’s mood. Her world revolves around the kid and she forgets herself. When you’re disappointed with life it is love that helps you to move on. It motivates you to achieve and pushes you to move ahead in life. Once you start living for another person you realize there is purpose to your life.
66. Gilbert Parker on Distance
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars ~ Gilbert Parker
Once you’re in love there are no boundaries. A few miles away are not going to make your love fade away. You lover may stay away from you in a different continent; yet the moon and the stars you see are the same he/ she sees. It’s purely a magical feeling that binds you with your lover for life. Distance only makes you yearn for each other. Where there is pure love there is God and such love conquers the distance.
67. Eva Gabor on Winning
Love is a game that two can play and both win ~ Eva Gabor
It’s always that when two people play only one wins. But in the game of love both partners are winners. They live for each other and create this beautiful nest where there is happiness, love and laughter that keeps them bonded to each other for eternity. It is at such a place that God dwells and there is both physical as well as spiritual union of two amazing souls. The victory of a couple is in keeping the spark alive in their relationship and taking it with them to the grave.
68. Vincent Van Gogh on Love
The way to know life is to love many things ~ Vincent Van Gogh
If you haven’t loved then you haven’t lived. Love is not necessarily between a man and a woman. You can love nature, animals, family, siblings, kids and all that is important to you. It is love that creates warmth in yourself and helps you to show compassion and generosity. Love to God makes you a kind and spiritual person who can win this world with their heart. Love your pet and be kind to neighbours. You’ll start to feel good about yourself. Slowly spread love to others and see your life transform in grand style.
69. Marcel Proust on Measuring Love
Love is space and time measured by the heart ~ Marcel Proust
This world goes around on two important emotions. They’re love and peace. Where there is peace there is love and you’ll find God there. The more space you give to a person whom you love, he’ll come back to you. Being over possessive will make him/ her run away from you. Time is the best healer. Love grows with time and becomes firm. A couple living for more than ten years together find happiness in each other. Both these are matters relating to the heart.
70. Carlos Santana on Healing
There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save ~ Carlos Santana
Mother Theresa healed the sick and poor with her love. Her devotion to God made her love dying people and those in pain. She embraced them with abundant love and healed them. This shows that any suffering soul can be pacified with love and care. All living beings need love besides food. That is enough to keep this world going. So go on and start loving everything and everybody around you. Open your heart and let compassion enter. That’ll make you feel special and you’ll become an enlightened soul.
71. Saint Augustine on Beauty
Love is the beauty of the soul ~ Saint Augustine
Beauty encompasses both physical and inner self. A person has to be beautiful inside out. Only physical beauty is not enough if a person has no compassion or love. Just as good looks and a great smile lights up your appearance love lights up your soul. When there is love in your heart it shows on your face and that makes a person all the more beautiful. Pure love is the life of the soul.
72. Pablo Picasso on the Importance of Love
Love is the greatest refreshment in life ~ Pablo Picasso
Without love life is a mere existence. You eat, sleep and work mechanically. There is no difference between you and a machine. It is love that makes you go around and when you’re in love there is a spring in your step and a smile on your lips. You live for another person. It is potent refreshment that adds zing to an otherwise dull life. So go for it. Fall in love at least once to enjoy life.
73.Tom Robbins on Feeling Unique
The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being ~ Tom Robbins
Love is an emotion that cannot be described in words. Whether it is love for a woman/ man or your child or parent, love is the ultimate feeling and when love dies the person also dies with it. The individual whom you love is not replaceable. He/ she lives in your heart forever. Just as you cannot stop yourself from falling in love you cannot forget the person whom you’ve loved. It is eternal.
74. Henry Drummond on Abundance
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever ~ Henry Drummond
This is one of our favourite love quotes at Spirit Button. The heart has no measures at all. It can flow with love and passion forever without any time limit. If you’re a happy and joyful person then you can love unconditionally forever. The person/ persons’ whom you love may move on but you have abundant love within you to cherish them forever. There is no place for hatred or any negative emotions when you’re filled with love and passion. Your life is complete and you lead a fulfilled life.
75. Helen Rowland on Love
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense ~ Helen Rowland
When you’re in love, common sense and rationality take a back seat. Your heart rules over the mind and you’re besotted with that special person. Though your mind may warn you from time to time you ignore it. Such is the power of love. You’re more in love with the idea of falling in love than the individual. Under such circumstances logic and common sense fly out of the window. You lose your mind and your heart takes over your life.
76. Voltaire on the Essence of Love
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination ~ Voltaire
When human beings were made, love was infused into them by nature. It is natural to fall in love and enjoy the happiness and joy it begets you. Instead of being like a robot it is better to love and lose. At least you’ll know the beauty of life. When you fall in love everything around you looks beautiful. The canvas is wide and you tend to appreciate small pleasures of life. Your heart is filled with positive feelings and you become a satisfied person. It is this satisfaction that leads to creativity and imagination.
77. George Sand on Happiness
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved ~ George Sand
Love is a feeling that helps you to lead a happy life on this planet. How much ever money a person earns, he’s dissatisfied till he finds someone to share it with, to love and be loved. Living for another human being makes you responsible, compassionate and generous. These are Godly feelings that help you to attain mental peace. Where there is love there is happiness, joy and fulfilment. Money or material comforts cannot buy this happiness for you.
78. Bertrand Russell on Love and Knowledge
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge ~ Bertrand Russell
However practical and rationale you maybe love is an emotion that can make you lose sanity. To lead a happy and satisfied life you need to be in love and also be loved. A partner’s love, mother’s love and children’s love are all matters that give you security. Combine it with higher knowledge gained by the intellect and your life is a complete success on this planet. Enjoy the beauty that love shows you and gain spiritually as well.
79. Billy Graham on Love and Security
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love ~ Billy Graham
Man without love lacks happiness and is incomplete as an individual. True love turns his house into a home with love, laughter and joy. Such a home gives security and mental comfort to an individual. The saying ‘behind every successful man there is a woman’ holds good here. Having success in job, business, loads of money and sprawling houses are meaningless if they’re not sewed together on a thin string of love. Once it’s strung together it forms a beautiful necklace that will glitter and glow with joy.
80. John Lennon on Letting Love Grow
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow ~ John Lennon
When you nurture a plant it grows and blooms in varied hues and riot of colours. You water them daily so that the blooms stay intact and not wither away. In the same way love needs space to grow. Just as the size of the flower is denoted by the pot it grows in, love also needs a bigger heart for it to flourish. Larger the heart, bigger are the rewards. Only love can conquer the world and make this place a peaceful and beautiful place to live in.
81. Jimi Hendrix on the Power of Love
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace ~ Jimi Hendrix
Today developed countries are fighting to show their supremacy. That is why there is war in many places in this world and peace is disturbed. If love can conquer these places then the powerful nations will also fall in line. War can never bring peace. It is only love that can break the walls built due to hatred and power struggle. When love overcomes power there’ll be peace in this world and that’ll be lasting forever.
82. Washington Irving on Unrequited Love
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart ~ Washington Irving
Unrequited love causes pain and agony. In that state the individual becomes introspective to heal his heart. The love flows back and subdues him. This creates purity within him/her. It makes the person look at life and relationships differently. He becomes philosophical and tries to seek answers to his situations and why certain things happen in life and so on. That is when he looks around and tries to appreciate small pleasures and happenings of life. His heart is filled with gratitude to nature.
83. Thomas Merton on Love and Destiny
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another ~ Thomas Merton
Living alone can make you a cold and unhappy person. Negativity engulfs you and you become dull and sad. Having a spouse/ partner brings a purpose in your life. You feel wanted and cherished when your partner fusses around you. Your heart sings a song and you feel joy all around you. Life looks more beautiful. Submit yourself to your loved ones and see your life transform into a stunning world full of happiness, peace and more love.
84. Queen Elizabeth on Love
I do not want a husband who honors me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman ~ Elizabeth I
Love is more important than rank, rule or material comforts. If there is love between a couple then there is happiness and peace. Even poor people love and live happily ever after. A queen is after all a girl at heart and she needs a man who’ll love her for who she is and not her position. Celebrities and famous people are also human and need to be loved and cherished. Where there is love there is respect and dignity.
85. Oliver Wendell Holmes on Love and Fear
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Love is an emotion that encompasses all other feelings. It makes a person passionate, curious, joyful, happy and also insecure. The fear of losing your lover is foremost in the mind. There is also hatred for his/ her ex’s and jealousy when he/ she appreciate another man/ woman. The fear of loss and failure in love makes people anxious and lose self confidence. Love can play havoc in people’s lives. At the same time it can give you lasting happiness and peace.
86. Mark Twain on Searching for Love
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain ~ Mark Twain
Being practical and analytical can never help you to fall in love. You’re doomed by thinking with your mind regarding matters of the heart. When you go dating it is better to allow your heart to take over to like the person rather than your mind. If you allow your mind to make a choice it may not be as good as the choice your heart will choose. It’s your soul that’ll be connecting to another soul and that choice will never go wrong. Check out more Twain quotes.
87. Meister Eckhart on Love and Contemplation
What a man takes in by contemplation that he pours out in love ~ Meister Eckhart
Where there is love there is reflexion, compassion, generosity and meditation. When you meditate your mind becomes clean and pure. That is when love gushes into your heart and you give out affection to one and all. A clear mind is also positive and optimistic. This enables a person to gain abundance in life. The gains are not only in love but in health, wealth and prosperity also. Meditation is an amazing practice that can help you to calm the mind so that you can hear the voice of your soul. This soulful connection helps you to reach a higher plane of consciousness.
88. Rumi on Love
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.~ Rumi
Love is a positive emotion and it can turn copper into gold, anger into calmness, bitterness into sweet and pain into medicine. When you love and lose the heart aches and pains. This ache turns your mind towards introspection and that helps you to move into a higher plane of consciousness. You look for answers from within. At that time this pain turns into medicine as realization dawns on you. You start looking at life from different perspective.
89. Rumi on the Gift of Love
The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love ~ Rumi
Lovers gift each other nothing but love. They not only share a bond between each other, they also enrich themselves through their love. The passion, desire, kindness, happiness and sharing makes them appealing to each other as well as fills them with pleasure and positive attitude. You brim with affection and fondness. Though love is invisible you can feel it within you and in each other. This amazing feeling takes you on a ride into sunset with élan.
90. Maya Angelou on Limitlessness
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope ~ Maya Angelou
When two people are in love distance just doesn’t matter. Love can transcend continents and break walls and barriers that are created in the name of religion, race and community. Lovers know only one language and that is LOVE. They simply share brilliant sexual chemistry, mental compatibility and soulful unity. Once they’re attached to each other through body, mind and soul there is nothing that can stop them from uniting in this world. They share love, hope and peace.
91. William Wordsworth on Small Moments
That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love ~ William Wordsworth
Wordsworth is a famous poet, writer who saw love in act of kindness, gratitude, generosity, etc. The love you show to animals, fellow human beings is akin to worship. Your one act of kindness will come back to you as abundance from the universe. The energies present in the universe combines with your energies to shower you with profusion. So your thoughts and actions should be positive so that you can receive positivity from the universe. Remember that your actions do have reactions. Think positive and be optimistic. You’re sure to hit a jackpot.
92. Sadhu Vaswani on Selfless Love
True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice ~ Sadhu Vaswani
Sadhu Vaswani is a spiritual Guru who is basically from Sindh region in Pakistan. When partition took place he moved to India and started preaching selfless love and service to humanity. He feels that doing an act of kindness is equal to serving God. When you show compassion to the less fortunate it doubles and comes back to you as abundance. Peace is the secret to happiness and to achieve it you must love unconditionally. Love everyone around you as well as nature. Say your gratitude to nature and you’ll soon find peace within you.
93. Warren Buffet on Success and Love
Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you ~ Warren Buffett
As you reach twilight years of life you look back and wonder how many friends you made all these years and how many enemies. Amongst friends who love you matters on what you’ve done for them. If you’ve been kind and charitable then you’ll be surrounded by many people in old age when you actually need people. Else you’ll be a lonely man. So be nice to people on your way up. You’ll meet them when you come down.
94. Friedrich Nietzsche on Love
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
An act of love is associated with graciousness, kind-heartedness and benevolence. When you do something out of love it becomes a great deed. This deed goes beyond good and evil. It’s an act you’re performing for God. Such an act is appreciated by nature and it showers you with prosperity. So do good and be good; you’ll soon reach a phase of enlightenment. Mother Theresa is an apt example. She served the poorest of poor as an act performed to God and is today a saint. Selfless love and sacrifice makes you godly.
95. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart On Genius
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 great musician realized god through his music; yet he felt that love is the only emotion that can get you enlightenment. A whiz kid has intellect and can create whatever he wishes to with his creativity but unless he has compassion and love he’s not complete as a genius. Open your mind and heart to people around you. Share your wealth. Dedicate your life to humanity and you’re sure to hear the grand music from universe.
96. Thomas Carlyle on Delirium
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith ~ Thomas Carlyle
Love is potent and heady. Much more powerful than any drugs. It makes people sing and dance in the rain. Love can also make people go mad about their sweetheart. The possessive nature and passion together makes you forget this world. It makes you restless and fevered. You start to imagine things. It erupts like a volcano. There is a thin line of difference between love and madness. This strong desire to have an emotional union with another person drives you insane.
97. Alexandre Dumas on Trust
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit ~ Alexandre Dumas
When you’re in love you become possessive. You start to doubt your lover if he/ she is having an affair or meeting someone. Such a doubt can kill the love that exists between a couple. Allowing your lover to enjoy freedom while you believe in them completely is known as love. If you love someone and they wish to move away from you; let them go. Let people around you live their life in happiness and peace. Once you do that you’ll see that the same happiness and peace comes to you too.
98. Morihei Ueshiba on Manifestation
All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love ~ Morihei Ueshiba
Love is an all encompassing emotion. You love humans, plants, animals and even material comforts. When you love sometimes its only physical attraction. Other times it is a spiritual connection you share with one individual. This soul connection keeps you bonded to that person forever. When you love someone completely with your body, mind and soul that connection is known as true love. That is when you learn to appreciate all the creations in nature that are manifestation of the Almighty.
99. Erik Erikson on Love
We are what we love ~ Erik Erikson
Sometimes opposites attract. But many times it is similarity that breeds contentment. When you like something you grow fond of it. Same way when you like someone you grow attached to them. Love also happens when you’re attracted to a person. Your personality shows in the kind of person you’re dating. If the individual is creative, generous and large hearted then you too become the same. That is why you got attracted to her in the first place. So love people as you are and soon you’ll see that your heart and life is filled with positive attitude, compassion and love.
And The Last Of The Love Quotes … 100. Soren Kierkegaard on Everything
Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all ~ Soren Kierkegaard
When you love someone you give your all. Physical closeness, mental compatibility and spiritual connect. Your entire being is submitted to that individual. Same way there is reciprocation also. When you are in love you devote all your time and energy to your lover. Love is like a sponge. It simply absorbs whatever you can give and shares it with your lover. If you can love the whole world and the creations of nature then it’ll absorb like a sponge and overwhelm you with abundant health, wealth and prosperity. So give your all to love and see it all coming back to you.
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