famous love quotes

1. Give in to love, or live in fear.

- Jonathan Larson

2. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

- H. L. Mencken

3. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

- Dalai Lama

4. You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.

- Anonymous

5. The course of true love never did run smooth.

- William Shakespeare

6. Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

- Helen Rowland

7. Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.

- William Law

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

- Mother Teresa

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

- Mark Overby

10. The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love.

- Robert Burton

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

- Franklin P. Jones

12. Our life is all grounded and rooted in love, and without love we may not live.

- Julian of Norwich

13. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.

- Paulo Coelho

14. Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

- H. L. Mencken

15. Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

- Anonymous

16. Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

- Maya Angelou

17. Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

- Khalil Gibran

18. The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.

- Plato

19. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

- Oscar Wilde

20. Love is the master-key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. How terrible is the one fact of beauty!

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

21. Man dreams of Fame while woman wakes to love.

- Alfred Tennyson

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

- St. Augustine

23. If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom

- Khalil Gibran

24. He is not a lover who does not love forever.

- Euripides

25. Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

- Albert Einstein

26. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

- Pablo Neruda

27. You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

- Oscar Wilde

28. You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.

- Henny Youngman

29. It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds.

- Augustine of Hippo

30. Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything.

- Julia Cameron

31. Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love.

- Friedrich Schiller

32. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

- Mother Teresa

33. Do not judge but love and be loved, if you want to be really happy.

- Sri Chinmoy

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

- Friedrich Nietzsche

35. There is only one good thing in life, and that is love.

- Guy De Maupassant

36. Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.

- Maya Angelou

37. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

38. Life isn't long enough for love and art.

- W. Somerset Maugham

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

- Jubal Harshaw

40. The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into confusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.

- Dante Alighieri

41. Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love.

- Sri Chinmoy

42. Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.

- Oscar Wilde

43. Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows, because charity itself is the soul's beauty.

- Augustine of Hippo

44. Give love and forget that you gave it.

- Sun Myung Moon

45. Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self.

- Sri Chinmoy

46. There is only one thing infamous in love, and that is a falsehood.

- Paul Bourget

47. Inner sense of worth that comes with being in love does not seem to depend essentially on whether the love is returned or not.

- Rollo May

48. Love is the only thing that will save us, independent of any mistakes we may make. Love is always stronger.

- Paulo Coelho

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

- Confucius

50. To those who have given up on love: I say, 'Trust life a little bit.'

- Maya Angelou

51. A universal love is not only psychologically possible; it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love.

- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

52. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

- Carl Sagan

53. Where there is love there is life.

- Mahatma Gandhi

54. We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

- Orson Welles

55. How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.

- Sigmund Freud

56. To be in love is to surpass one's self.

- Oscar Wilde

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

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

58. If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

- Mother Teresa

59. Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you.

- Erich Fromm

60. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

- Paulo Coelho

61. The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

- Jean De La Bruyere

62. You can love someone so much...But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.

- John Green

63. True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.

- Bryant H. Mcgill

64. 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

65. Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves

- Ellen Page

66. There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

67. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

68. So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

- Paulo Coelho

69. Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.

- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

70. Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.

- Sarah Dessen

71. To love is to burn, to be on fire.

- Jane Austen

72. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

73. Instead of creating a reason why you cannot love the world, try to create a reason why you should and must love the world.

- Sri Chinmoy

74. For love is ever the beginning of knowlegde, as fire is of light.

- Thomas Carlyle

75. To love another person is to see the face of God.

- Victor Hugo

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

- Audrey Hepburn

77. 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

78. Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

- Ben Hecht

79. The dictates of the heart are the voice of fate.

- Friedrich Schiller

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

- Lao Tzu

81. Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not.

- Paulo Coelho

82. There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.

- Kurt Vonnegut

83. Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.

- Soren Kierkegaard

84. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

- Dr. Seuss

85. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

- Voltaire

87. We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.

- Paulo Coelho

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

- Erich Fromm

89. Love is a given, hatred is acquired.

- Doug Horton

90. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

- Jesus Christ

91. Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

- E. E. Cummings

92. Without a mother, one cannot love. Without a mother, one cannot die.

- Hermann Hesse

93. The value and quality of any love is determined solely by the lover himself.

- Carson McCullers

94. A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lillies of the swamp.

- Carson McCullers

95. A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

- Kurt Vonnegut

96. It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.

- Shirley Maclaine

97. Love: Two minds without a single thought.

- Philip Barry

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

- Aristotle

99. A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

- Honore De Balzac

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

- Leo Buscaglia