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Love Quotes

Updated on September 21, 2014
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Gary R. Hess is the author of two poetry books, "Looking Glass" and "Poetic Night".

Love quotes and sayings

Sometimes I have a problem thinking of how to express myself. As a way to deal with the brain-fart, I look up quotes and quotations online or in one of the quotes books I happen to have.

I find this is a great way to get a grasp on how some of the greatest thinkers of our time view specific subjects. It acts as a gateway into their thinking processes. So why not try it for yourself? It can't hurt! Well, unless you read this while walking down stairs. In that case: by reading this you have agreed that I can not be held responsible for any injuries occurred while you finish reading.

Below is a list of amazing love quotes. Read and enjoy!


About Love Quotes

What type of quotations are these?

Loves quotes are exactly as it sounds; they are quotes about love. What type of love? Well, that depends on the type of quotes. These can include friendship love quotes, cute love quotes, sad love quotes, or even loving specific things such as life.

This article will touch on some specific types of love quotes. Some you will love, others might annoy you. However, there are many, many other quotations which you won't find here. This article hopes to bring you the best commonly searched for quotes. So if you don't find it, keep looking! There are many great resources out there for people like you. Don't lose hope!

So let's get going! Read on for some great quotes and quotations.

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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Famous Love Quotes

Meaningful love quotes by famous persons

"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."

by William Shakespeare

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

by Robert Frost

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

by Aristotle

"Love is the beauty of the soul."

by Saint Augustine

"Love means not ever having to say you're sorry."

by Erich Segal

"Love that is not madness is not love."

by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"

by Christopher Marlowe

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

by Hermann Hesse

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."

by Thomas Fuller

"Love conquers all things; let us surrender to Love."

by Virgil

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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

Cute Love Quotes

The perfect love quotes for the cutest minds

"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it."

by Frank Howard Clark

"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity."

by George Bernard Shaw

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

by Albert Einstein

"If you want to be loved, be lovable."

by Ovid

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."

by Victor Hugo

"Love does not dominate; it cultivates."

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Love is being stupid together."

by Paul Valery

"Love is like a mustard seed; \ planted by God\and watered by men."

by Muda Saint Michael

"When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out."

by Elizabeth Bowen

"We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together."

by Brian Andres

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John Keats
John Keats

Short Love Quotes

Good quotes for those in a hurry

"Love is my religion - I could die for it."

by John Keats

"The best proof of love is trust."

by Joyce Brothers

"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."

by Anais Nin

"We loved with a love that was more than love."

by Edgar Allan Poe

"Who, being loved, is poor?"

by Oscar Wilde

"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals."

by Benjamin Franklin

"The hottest love has the coldest end."

by Socrates

"He who love touches walks not in darkness."

by Plato

"Love is the only gold."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

"We can only learn to love by loving."

by Iris Murdoch

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Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm

Sad Love Quotes

Not so inspirational love quotes

"We must love one another, or die."

by W. H. Auden

"Exclusive love is a contradiction in itself."

by Erich Fromm

"Love blinds us to faults, hatred to virtues."

by Moses Ibn Ezra

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear."

by 1 John 4:8

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal."

by 1 Corinthians 13:1

"Does my behavior in respect of love affect nothing? That is because there is not enough love in me."

by Albert Schweitzer

"The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less."

by Eldridge Cleaver

"Hatred is love frustrated."

by Ashley Montagu

"Let no man pull you so low as to make you hate him."

by Booker T. Washington

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi

Love Life Quotes

Motivational quotes about life and love

"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."

by Leo Buscaglia

"Where there is love there is life."

by Mohandas Gandhi

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."

by George Sand

"Knowledge, love, power-there is the complete life."

by Henri Amiel

"There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it."

by Maya Angelou

"To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it."

by Samuel Butler

"Life is like a beautiful flirt, whom we love and to whom, finally, we grant every condition she imposes as long as she doesn't leave us."

by Casanova (foreword to "The Story of My Escape from the Prisons of the Republic of Venice Called the Leads")

"Life is an ecstasy."

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life without commitment is not worth living."

by Abraham Joshua Heschel

"True life lies in laughter, love, and work."

by Elbert Hubbard

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Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce

Funny Love Quotes

Humorous love quotes for those who need a laugh

"Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man."

by Tammy Wynette

"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."

by Samuel Johnson

"Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage."

by Ambrose Bierce

"My wife and I were happy for 20 years - then we met."

by Rodney Dangerfield

"The sincerest love is the love of food."

by George Bernard Shaw

"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work."

by Pearl Bailey

"An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her."

by Agatha Christie

"Do not marry a man to reform him. That is what reform schools are for."

by Mae West

"I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox."

by Woody Allen

"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love."

by Albert Einstein

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William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats

True Love Quotes

True love found in relationships and marriage

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

by Lao Tzu

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."

by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others' love to us."

by Thomas Trahern

"The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism."

by Moliere

"Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same."

by Voltaire

"Mortal love is when sensuality is satisfied. True love is when love is sacrificed."

by David K. Leung

"True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self."

by William Butler Yeats

"True love is like seeing ghosts: we all talk about it, but few of us have ever seen one."

by La Rochefoucauld

"In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged."

by Hans Nouwens

"True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it."

by Alexandre Dumas Père

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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Romantic Love Quotes

For him or her

"The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return."

by Maria Edgeworth

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven."

by Karen Sunde

"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all."

by Thomas Hardy

"A simple I love you means more than money."

by Frank Sinatra

"Soul meets soul on lover's lips."

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Romantic love is sexually passionate love. Romance uses sexual intimacy to create or amplify closeness and mutual fulfillment."

by Peter R. Breggin

"We are most alive when we're in love."

by John Updike

"There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart."

by Melanie Griffith

"I love you - those three words have my life in them."

by Alexandrea to Nicholas III

"Come live in my heart, and pay no rent."

by Samuel Lover

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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Best Love Quotes

Great love quotes not used elsewhere

"He whom Love touches not walks in darkness."

by Plato

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."

by Hubert Humprey

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

by Franklin P. Jones

"Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope."

by Josh Billings

"All the world loves a lover, and a lover loves all the world."

by Anthony Storr

"Love, like virtue, is its own reward."

by John Vanbrugh

"Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind."

by William Shakespeare

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away."

by Elbert Hubbard

"Paradise is always where love dwells."

by Jean Paul F. Richter

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What's Your Favorite Love Quote?

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      My first sprinkling of angel dust on this lens has long worn off so I am back once again to scatter a little more. It is my quest today to bless all the lenses which I blessed in October of 2010. You are on this list.

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      IngridA1 6 years ago

      Super great list of quotes you've got. Loved the "love is being stupid together"!

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago from Redcar

      I really enjoyed these quotes.

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      friendshipquotes 6 years ago

      inspiring for love but love hurts!!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Cool quotes! Blessing this lens!

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      A lot of work on this lens. Blessed by a squid angel this morning. Have a great day :)

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      I am a romantic at heart and these made my day :)

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      A great collection of love quotes you have compiled here. Good job.

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      Jack 7 years ago

      My favorite is: My wife and I were happy for 20 years then we met. By Rodney Dangerfield. All of these quotes are very good.