The best love quotes

Love is the discovery of oneself in other people and the delight of recognition.

Alexander Smith


Not to be loved is just a failure, not to love is a misfortune.

Albert Camus


Love life and life will love you, too. Love people and people will answer you with love.

Anton Rubinstein


To love is not to look at each other, to love is to look in the same direction together.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Love conquers fear.

John the Apostle


Love cannot be achieved by force, love cannot be begged and begged. It comes from heaven, unwelcome and unexpected.

Pearl S. Buck


Love? It is the shortest way from one heart to another: a straight line.



Love transcends everything.

Virgil Publius Maron


Love is not enough. It possesses happiness, but it wants paradise, it wants heaven. O, lovers! It’s all in your love. You can only find it.

Victor Marie Hugo


I once met a poor man in love on the street. He wore an old hat, his coat rubbed on his elbows, his shoes leaked, and stars shone in his shower.

Victor Marie Hugo


Love always surpasses faith in it. Everyday words: if you knew how much I love you! – lie in deep and infinite truth.

Wilhelm von Humboldt


Love is a wise invention of nature: he who loves easily does what he has to do.

Wilhelm Schwebel


It’s not long to love. There is only freedom to love, and this freedom can be discovered again and again.

Vladimir Levy


Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all their heart.

Gabrielle Garcia Marquez


There is only one remedy for love: to love even more.

Henry David Thoreau


Love is the only thing you cannot give too much.

Henry Miller


No earthly music can compare in its sweetness with the beating of a loving heart.

Henry Ward Beecher


The terror and darkness of death are powerless before love.

Henrik Ibsen


If love lives in us, we are eternal.

Heinrich Heine


To love is to find your happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


Love is God’s voice.

Grace Aquilar


Love is a mutual change of lovers, a change of both to meet each other.

Daniil Granin


Do not act against the deity of lovers: Whatever means you attract, you will lose the battle, be sure.

Dante Alighieri


Love each other, but do not turn love into chains. Let it be an exciting sea between the shores of your souls.

Kahlil Gibran


Love owns nothing and doesn’t want anyone to own it… And do not think that you can rule the ways of love, for if love deems you worthy, it will guide your way.

Kahlil Gibran


Darkness may hide trees and flowers from your eyes, but it cannot hide Love from your soul.

Kahlil Gibran


The most tender love is to forgive each other.

John Sheffield


We are religious enough to hate each other, but not religious enough to love each other.

Jonathan Swift


There is no hard work that love does not make not only easy but even pleasant.

Giordano Bruno


Love is the fire that ignites the soul.

Giordano Bruno


Love is like mercury: you can hold it in the open palm of your hand, but not in a compressed hand.

Dorothy Parker


Love is all we have, and only love can help each other.



You can’t drown out hate with hate. Only love can defeat it; that’s ancient wisdom.

Helena Blavatsky


To love is to fight tirelessly against the thousands of obstacles in and around us.

Jean Anouilh


To love is to live in the heart.

Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire


A man begins with love; to understand a man, one must love him.

Jean Haver


Love is stronger than death and fear of death. Only by it, only love holds on and moves life.

Ivan Turgenev


The mysteries of human life are great, and love is the most inaccessible of these mysteries.

Ivan Turgenev


In the heart of a man lies true chivalry: it can love. Knightly behavior grows from the depths of the heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The first love of an unspoiled youth is always directed towards the sublime. It is as if nature wants one sex to sensually perceive the good and the beautiful in the other.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Love is the only thing in nature where even the power of imagination finds no bottom and sees no limit!

Friedrich Schiller


Those who have never loved – love tomorrow, and those who love – love again tomorrow.

Claudius Claudianus


It always seems like they love us for being good. It’s not like you can guess that people love us because the ones who love us are good.

Leo Tolstoy


True love does not love for one person, but a state of spiritual readiness to love all.

Leo Tolstoy


To love is to live the life of the one you love.

Leo Tolstoy


Only those who can’t stop anyone and nothing from doing what they want is free. There’s only one thing to do – love.

Leo Tolstoy


True love affects unhappiness. Like light, it shines brighter the darker the night haze.

Leonardo da Vinci


True great love is the creation of truly great knowledge of the thing that is loved.

Leonardo da Vinci


True love can be recognized by how much it makes a person feel better, and also by how… how much lightens the soul.

Leonid Andreyev


Love humbles proud hearts, teaches arrogant condescension, but its main feature is to elevate and refine everything.

Thomas Mayne Reid


Love for people is the wings on which a person rises above all else.

Maxim Gorky


The consequences of love are always the same – new man! I am not talking about a child, but about people who love, because this feeling renews the soul, makes people different, better, more beautiful.

Maxim Gorky


You can’t love someone you’re afraid of or someone you’re afraid of.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Let people see the kindness that shines in your face, in your eyes, and your friendly greetings. Let us all be one heart, one love.

Mother Teresa


Every destiny is fought back by love.

Mikhail Bulgakov


The one who loves must share the fate of the one he loves.

Mikhail Bulgakov


To love the enemy means to fight against his evil obsession, to fight for a man captured by evil.

Mikhail Prishvin


To love life is to be able to forget all the bad things… and hold on to all the good things.

Mikhail Prishvin


The person you love about me is certainly better than me: I’m not like that. But you do, and I will try to be better than myself.

Mikhail Prishvin


Love is the treasury of happiness: the more it gives, the more it receives.

Wilhelm Muller


Look at whether you love others, not whether others love you.

Nikolai Gogol


Love is the strongest, holiest, most unspeakable!

Nikolay Karamzin


What’s important is unity, what’s controversial is freedom, what’s love!

Honore de Balzac


He who loves for high moral values remains faithful all his life because he is attached to something constant.



Love can change a person beyond recognition.

Publius Terentius Afer


Love always comes from the depths of the soul, always unites people, and never divides.

Sandi Patty


Anyone who doesn’t love doesn’t live.

Ramon Llull


One can give without love, but one cannot love without giving.

Richard Brownstein


The great mystery of merging two loving souls: each takes the best from the other, but only to return this gift, decorated with love.

Romain Rolland


Love is when someone can bring someone back themselves.

Ray Bradbury


In love, the winner is the one whose love has won.



When love stops burning you, other people start freezing from the cold.

St. Vincent de Paul


There is no power in the world more powerful than love.

Alexander Smith


All lovers swear to perform more than they can and do not perform even when possible.

William Shakespeare


Love gives nobility even to those who have been denied it by nature.

William Shakespeare


With one look you can kill love, with one look you can resurrect it.

William Shakespeare


Love is so powerful that it rebirths us.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


You can’t love something you don’t know!

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Love is one, but there are thousands of fakes for it.

François de La Rochefoucauld


Love, like fire, knows no peace: it ceases to live as soon as it stops hoping or fighting.

François de La Rochefoucauld


No pretense can hide love where it is, or show it where it is not.

François de La Rochefoucauld


Three virtues adorn the soul: beauty, wisdom, and love.

Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi


The more we give, the more we gain; the more we love, the more we are loved.

Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi


All life grows in warm weather, all life dies in cold weather. Those who are cold with their souls will not be able to know the joy, even if they are at the mercy of Heaven. Only those who have a hot heart can know boundless happiness and eternal love.

Hong Zichen


Sometimes good to love means good to hate, and righteously to hate means love.

Desiderius Erasmus


Love is a true Orpheus, who raised mankind from an animal state.

Joseph Ernest Renan


When you love, you want to do something for love. You want to sacrifice yourself. I want to serve.

Ernest Hemingway

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