Love quotes and sayings

All is fair in love and war.
Proverb

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.
Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

Love makes the world go round.
Proverb

Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
John Donne

Love is above the laws, above the opinion of men; it is the truth, the flame, the pure element, the primary idea of the moral world.
Germaine de Staël

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

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas Gandhi

Where there is love, there is pain.
Spanish proverb

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Brandi Snyder

Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
Julian Barnes

Love is just love, it can never be explained.
Anonymous

Everyone has experienced that truth: that love, like a running brook, is disregarded, taken for granted; but when the brook freezes over, then people begin to remember how it was when it ran, and they want it to run again.
Kahlil Gibran

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn

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

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Dorothy Parker

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

True love never grows old.
Proverb

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

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

Love is like an earthquake-unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are.
Anonymous

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

The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
William Somerset Maugham

Love will find a way.
Proverb

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
Anonymous

Love is also like a coconut which is good while it is fresh, but you have to spit it out when the juice is gone, what’s left tastes bitter.
Bertolt Brecht

Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
Anthony Trollope

There is nothing more important in life than love.
Barbara Streisand

Because women can do nothing except love, they’ve given it a ridiculous importance.
W. Somerset Maugham

She who has never loved has never lived.
John Gay

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Bible: I John

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.
Proverb

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor

I don’t want to live – I want to love first, and live incidentally.
Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.
Proverb

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
Mark Overby

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.
James Earl Jones

Love, like a river, will cut a new path, whenever it meets an obstacle.
Crystal Middlemas

Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.
Mahatma Gandhi

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Eric Fromm

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

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

There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
Johnny Depp

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

When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love: Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Maria Lovell

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Sophocles

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

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.
Anonymous

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

You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Thomas Hardy

Love is like a mustard seed; planted by God and watered by men
Muda Saint Michael

Love is not singular except in syllable.
Marvin Taylor

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
Lynda Barry

Love’s pleasure lasts but a moment; love’s sorrow lasts all through life.
Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian

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

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham

Love is one of the hardest words to say and one of the easiest to hear.
Anonymous

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.
Kay Knudsen

Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.
Anonymous

It would be impossible to “love” anyone or anything one knew completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object.
Paul Valéry (Tel quel, 1943)

Love is like air… it’s not important unless it’s not there!
Anonymous

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
Ovid

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

Hatred can be overcome only by love.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
David Harkins

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

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

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.
Elbert Hubbard

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

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi

Love is a perfume you cannot pour onto others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them.
H. L. Mencken

Trying to make someone fall in love with you is about as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with.
Anonymous

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.
Malagasy Proverb

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

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 like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
Charles Caleb Colton

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
David Levesque

Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Cinderella)

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?
Oscar Hammerstein II

Love is never free … It is the most expensive emotion we have.
Laurell K. Hamilton (Burnt Offerings)