Best Quotes About Love

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud

The course of true love never did run smooth
William Shakespeare

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

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
Will Durant

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Leo Buscaglia

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Audrey Hepburn

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho

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

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

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

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

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

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

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
James Baldwin

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 takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne

With our love, we could save the world.
George Harrison

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

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

Love is a better teacher than duty.
Albert Einstein

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

In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
Maya Angelou

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa

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

The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Khalil Gibran

Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Khalil Gibran

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Francis of Assisi

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Jesus Christ

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

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken

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

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo

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

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Pablo Picasso

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
Paulo Coelho

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Vincent Van Gogh

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh

There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
Aldous Huxley

Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph Campbell

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
Bertrand Russell

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'
Ayn Rand

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.
Robert A. Heinlein

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
Blaise Pascal

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Benjamin Disraeli

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot

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

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
John Lennon

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

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