Quotes about love: 30 of the best


Quotes about love

Love may be almost indescribable, but that doesn’t stop people from trying. Hannah Lewis selects some of the most beautiful quotes about love of all time

Love. Rarely has a subject so transcended time, status and culture. From the earliest civilisation to the present day, love has always been the great leveller. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, love touches us all. And as long as there has been love, people have been talking about it. From Aristotle to Ariana Grande, there are more quotes about love than on any subject.

Every person’s experience of love is unique and we all have our own perspective on just what love is. The best quotes about love make these individual experiences universal.

Here are 30 of the most beautiful quotes about love:

1. ‘I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.’
Roy Croft

2. ‘Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.’
Mother Theresa

3. ‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.’
Lao Tzu

4. ‘I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.’
John Keats

5. ‘Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to tread.’
Lord Byron

6. ‘All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’
Charles M. Schulz

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7. ‘You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.’
Dr. Seuss

8. ‘Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.’
Jackson Brown Jr.

9. ‘The greatest happiness of life is in the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.’
Victor Hugo

10. ‘Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.’
Martin Luther King Jr.

11. ‘All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.’
Leo Tolstoy

12. ‘I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.’
Angelita Lim

13. ‘Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.’
Oscar Wilde

14. ‘There’s no substitute for a great love who says, “No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table”.’
Tom Hanks

15. ‘Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; love is a flower you got to let it grow.’
John Lennon

16. ‘You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?’
Bob Marley

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17. ‘A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.’
Mignon McLaughlin

18. ‘I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.’
J. R. R. Tolkien

19. ‘Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.’
Bruce Lee

20. ‘Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.’

21. ‘At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.’

22. ‘We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.’

23. ‘One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.’

24. ‘Where there is love there is life’
Mahatma Ghandi

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25. ‘Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.’
Ernest Hemingway

26. ‘And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.’
Paul McCartney

27. ‘I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.’
Dorothy L. Sayers

28. ‘If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.’
A. A. Milne

29. ‘Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind.’
William Shakespeare

30. ‘Let us dream of a tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.’
Michael Jackson

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