65 Wonderful Quotes About Love

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There is an abundance of definitions and moving words about love, in all its forms. Maybe it is because love is a wonderful feeling and a powerful emotion.

Love is something that we want to keep for ourselves and also share with others. Because in our darkest times of need and pinnacle of success, love is always there.

So, here are 65 wonderful love quotes to keep the flame burning and your heart warm. These quotes will:

  • describe the various definitions of love,
  • explain what love does to you,
  • provide lessons you learn from love,
  • make you love yourself,
  • describe and explain the importance of loving others, and
  • implore you to do what you love and love what you do.

So sit back, relax and enjoy your reading.

What is love

Love is energy of life.

– Robert Browning

We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it LOVE.

– Dr. Seuss

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

– Ann Landers

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

– Voltaire

Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

– Karl A. Menninger

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

– Victor Hugo

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

– Honore de Balzac

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

– Rabindranath Tagore

What love does to you

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.

– Jeanne Moreau

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

– Washington Irving

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

– Elizabeth Gilbert

To love is to recognize yourself in another.

– Eckhart Tolle

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

– Roy Croft

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sharing the same passionate love with another person gives a feeling of being alive! The experience of something real is unforgettable.

– Ellen J. Barrier

We are most alive when we’re in love.

– John Updike

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.

– Leo Tolstoy

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

– Hermann Hesse

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Lessons in love

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

In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.

– Jack Kornfield

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

– Anais Nin

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

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

– Marilyn Monroe

I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Loving life is a two-way street … We don’t receive care and compassion if we don’t extend them to others.

– George Shinn

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

– Barbara De Angelis

 We influence others most profoundly when we do not seek to change them at all, but simply go about straightforwardly doing the right and loving thing.

– C. Terry Warner

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.

– William Arthur Ward

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

– St. Augustine

Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.

– Erich Fromm

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

– Audrey Hepburn

To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.

– Elizabeth Gilbert

Love yourself

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

– Buddha

We must be our own before we can be another’s.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love yourself first and everything falls into line.

– Lucille Ball

The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful.

– Osho

Just be, and enjoy being.

– Eckhart Tolle

The prerequisite to loving others is to love yourself. If you don’t have a healthy respect for who you are, and if you don’t learn to accept yourself faults and all, you will never be able to properly love other people.

– Joel Osteen

 Perfection is impossible. Trying to do your best is important, but loving yourself and loving others should come first.

– AnnaSophia Robb

Loving yourself doesn’t make you selfish.

– Donald L. Hicks

Love yourself and extend the love to others.

– Lailah Gifty Akita

And seeing that face, touching it and loving it in ourselves and others, is the experience of God. It is our divine humanness. It is the high we all seek.

– Marianne Williamson

Love for others

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.

– Dalai Lama

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Love is such a powerful force. It’s there for everyone to embrace-that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.

– Coretta Scott King

When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.

– Dalai Lama

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

– Mitch Albom

 Life’s greatest adventure is love. Loving each other, loving others. And being loved–first by God, then by each other. There’s no better purpose.

– Melissa Tagg

If you don’t know which road to take in life: do what’s loving. Take a path that is loving, with yourself and towards others. That’s the only path leading to light. If it’s loving, it builds up, if not, it will only tear down.

– Sereno Sky

Be more loving, compassionate and understanding with ourselves, with others, and with the planet, because we are all connected. We are one.

– Gisele Bundchen

 Love can be sent to others in a thousand ways. Even thoughts of love can change things. They can be felt. By you, and by the person you are thinking of, too. Yes, they can. Help others by by loving them, simply, plainly, openly, without condition.

– Neale Donald Walsch

Not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but ultimately they are indistinguishable.

– M. Scott Peck

Love what you do

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

– Confucius

Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.

– Ray Bradbury

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

– Rumi

Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

– Judy Collins

The ultimate dream in life is to be able to do what you love and learn something from it.

– Jennifer Love Hewitt

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So follow your dreams, embrace change and live what you love.

– Aysel Gunar

You’ve got to find what you love… Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

– Steve Jobs

Do what you love, and do it well – that’s much more meaningful than any metric.

– Kevin Systrom

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So follow your dreams, embrace change and live what you love.

– Aysel Gunar

What you love to do the most is the shortest distance between where you are now and your dreams.

– Pat Rodegast


To conclude, the wonderful quotes above attempt to capture in words the emotions and feelings that love elicits in a person. So, hopefully, you gained a better understanding of love and enjoyed the quotes we shared.

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