Love Quotes

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
– Thomas Paine

We love ourselves notwithstanding our faults, and we ought to love our friends in like manner.
– Cyrus the Great

Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.
– Oscar Wilde

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
– Douglas Adams
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
– Joseph Addison
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
– Muhammad Ali
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
– Barbara de Angelis
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
– Barbara de Angelis
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
– Barbara de Angelis
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
– Barbara de Angelis
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
– St. Francis of Assisi
We cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and at the 11th hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens.
– Brooks Atkinson
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
– W. H. Auden
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
– Saint Augustine
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.
– Eden Ahbez
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
– Richard Bach
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
– Richard Bach
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
– Pearl Bailey
Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
– James A. Baldwin
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
– James A. Baldwin
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
– Lucille Ball
Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
– Lucille Ball
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
– Honore de Balzac
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
– Honore de Balzac
When love is not madness, it is not love.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca
When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
– Natalie Clifford Barney
Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
– James M. Barrie
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
– John Barrymore
Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
– Drew Barrymore
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
– Simone de Beauvoir
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
– Aphra Behn
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
– Aphra Behn
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
– Josh Billings
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
– Elizabeth Bowen
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
– Emily Bronte
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
– Rupert Brooke
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Who so loves believes the impossible.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
– Robert Browning
There are never enough I Love You's.
– Lenny Bruce
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
– Jean de la Bruyere
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
– Jean de la Bruyere
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
– Buddha
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
– Buddha
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
– Leo Buscaglia
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
– Leo Buscaglia
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
– Leo Buscaglia
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 always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
– Leo Buscaglia
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
– Leo Buscaglia
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
– Leo Buscaglia
Absence - that common cure of love.
– Lord Byron
Friendship is Love without his wings!
– Lord Byron
Who loves, raves.
– Lord Byron
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
– Sai Baba
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
– Pierre de Beaumarchais
Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.
– Martha Beck
When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
– Gwendolyn Brooks
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
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
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
– Julius Caesar
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
– Albert Camus
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
– Albert Camus
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
– Albert Camus
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
– Albert Camus
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
– Thomas Carlyle
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
– Marc Chagall
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
– Marc Chagall
Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.
– Raymond Chandler
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
– William Ellery Channing
Love is blind.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
– G. K. Chesterton
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
– G. K. Chesterton
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
– John Ciardi
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
– Charles Caleb Colton
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
– Charles Caleb Colton
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
– Confucius
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
– William Congreve
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
– William Congreve
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
– Cyril Connolly
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
– Bill Cosby
I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
– Bill Cosby
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
– e. e. cummings
Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
– e. e. cummings
Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
– Anne Campbell
A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.
– Chuck D.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
– Johnny Depp
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
– Princess Diana
If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
– Princess Diana
Only do what your heart tells you.
– Princess Diana
For Love is Immortality.
– Emily Dickinson