All is fair in love and war.
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.
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.
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
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.
Where there is love there is life.
Where there is love, there is pain.
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
Love is just love, it can never be explained.
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.
Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
True love never grows old.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love is like an earthquake-unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
William Somerset Maugham
Love will find a way.
Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
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.
Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
There is nothing more important in life than love.
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.
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.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
I don’t want to live – I want to love first, and live incidentally.
Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
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.
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.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
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.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
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.
Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
Love is like a mustard seed; planted by God and watered by men
Muda Saint Michael
Love is not singular except in syllable.
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
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.
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.
Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.
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.
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!
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Hatred can be overcome only by love.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
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.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
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.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
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.
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.
Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
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.
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)