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747 Of The Best Love Quotes To Enjoy And Share

Attempting to define love seems impossible... but...

The Oxford Dictionary defines love as "an intense feeling of deep affection." Mankind has been trying to define and understand love for all our existence - thru words and art and every way we can.

We found this definition by Brene Brown to be one of the best. She is not saying this is the end all be all definition, but a great starting place in trying to define healthy love, to provoke thought and discussion:

"We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it's something that we nurture and grow - a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them. We can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed, and rare." --Brené Brown

They are short -- but still so much truth there!

Below we present a huge collection of the very best - and mostly sweet and romantic -- love quotes we could find for you to reflect upon and share. Enjoy! And please share widely the ones you like best. However you define it, love should be rejoiced, and shared, always. (-: And if these are helpful to you, please show us some love back by linking to this page. Thank YOU!

Quote: Don't wait until it's too late to say I love you. by author Stana Katic overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
Photo Credit: Janine Joles

Don't wait until it's too late to say I love you.


Quote: Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. by author Joseph Addison overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of orange flower
Photo Credit: Rafael Zamora

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


Quote: The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
Photo Credit: Papaver rhoeas

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.


Quote: The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. by author Audrey Hepburn overlaid on photo of pink flowers with white background
Photo Credit: TOMOKO UJI

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


Quote: All you need is love. by author Paul McCartney overlaid on photo of couple walking in seashore
Photo Credit: henri meilhac

All you need is love.


Quote: If not love, what? by author Rob Liano overlaid on photo of brown labrador puppy
Photo Credit: Lucrezia Carnelos

If not love, what?


Quote: Life is the flower for which love is the honey. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Elena Ferrer

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.


Quote: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

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


Quote: Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of body of water under blue sky during sunset
Photo Credit: Chelsea Audibert

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.


Quote: To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. by author William Hazlitt overlaid on photo of purple flowers under sunny sky
Photo Credit: kiyomi shiomura

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.


Quote: A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.


Quote: They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. by author Tom Bodett overlaid on photo of person sleeping on gray gang chair
Photo Credit: Ilnur Kalimullin

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.


Quote: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Foad Roshan

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


Quote: At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. by author Plato overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.


Quote: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. by author Jimi Hendrix overlaid on photo of cat with flower
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.


Quote: Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. by author Garrison Keillor overlaid on photo of worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree
Photo Credit: Henry & Co.

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.


Quote: You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during sunset
Photo Credit: Sonil Trivedi

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.


Quote: Love!  Just love! by author D. Pariz overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
Photo Credit: Roman Kraft

Love! Just love!


Quote: If you love a person, you can forgive anything. by author Herbert Marshall overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
Photo Credit: __ drz __

If you love a person, you can forgive anything.


Quote: Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so. by author Charles Du Bos overlaid on photo of photography of lake near tree
Photo Credit: Evi T.

Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.


Quote: Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world. by author Kevin Flynn overlaid on photo of red stain on white wall
Photo Credit: Etienne Girardet

Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world.


Quote: You have the power to choose love. by author Amy Leigh Mercree overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

You have the power to choose love.


Quote: Dogs are the closest we come to knowing the divine love of God on this side of eternity. by author Anne Lamott overlaid on photo of two women walking together outdoor during daytime
Photo Credit: Joseph Pearson

Dogs are the closest we come to knowing the divine love of God on this side of eternity.


Quote: Love can make any place agreeable. by author Arabian Proverbs overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of red flower
Photo Credit: Edward Howell

Love can make any place agreeable.


Quote: Gaze upon others with eyes of love. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of brown labrador puppy
Photo Credit: Lucrezia Carnelos

Gaze upon others with eyes of love.


Quote: Love is blind. by author Geoffrey Chaucer overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Phillip Larking

Love is blind.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Love is blind, but when we close our eyes, we see with our hearts.


Quote: Great thoughts come from the heart. by author Luc de Clapiers overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
Photo Credit: __ drz __

Great thoughts come from the heart.


Quote: Love is the brightest star in life's darkest skies. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Love is the brightest star in life's darkest skies.


Quote: Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. by author Miguel de Unamuno overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
Photo Credit: rocknwool

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.


Quote: In reality, love is fluid; it's a verb, not a noun. by author Sharon Salzberg overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

In reality, love is fluid; it's a verb, not a noun.


Quote: A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. by author Stendhal overlaid on photo of two white swan on body of water
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.


Quote: The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope. by author Walter Benjamin overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
Photo Credit: Papaver rhoeas

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.


Quote: Love is the same as like except you feel sexier. by author Judith Viorst overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
Photo Credit: rocknwool

Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.


Quote: Love and forgiveness is not for the faint-hearted. by author Meher Baba overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

Love and forgiveness is not for the faint-hearted.


Quote: Love is a game that two can play and both win. by author Eva Gabor overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
Photo Credit: Jack B

Love is a game that two can play and both win.


Quote: Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. by author Gilbert Parker overlaid on photo of woman sitting on tree trunk with man holding on branch near sea under white clouds during daytime
Photo Credit: Tiraya Adam

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.


Quote: I can make no apologies for following my heart. by author Gavin Rossdale overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

I can make no apologies for following my heart.


Quote: Love is a light that shines from heart to heart. by author John Denver overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

Love is a light that shines from heart to heart.


Quote: To live without loving is not really to live. by author Moliere overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
Photo Credit: Reward Jr Juliano

To live without loving is not really to live.


Quote: Love is the outreach of self toward completion. by author Ralph Washington Sockman overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Foad Roshan

Love is the outreach of self toward completion.


Quote: Forgiveness leads to love, and love leads to forgiveness. by author Darren L. Johnson overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
Photo Credit: Papaver rhoeas

Forgiveness leads to love, and love leads to forgiveness.


Quote: When in doubt, always choose love and gratitude. by author Hal Elrod overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

When in doubt, always choose love and gratitude.


Quote: Without a word, my dog taught me the meaning of love. by author Leila Grandemange overlaid on photo of adult black and tan dachshund
Photo Credit: Erda Estremera

Without a word, my dog taught me the meaning of love.


Quote: Freedom exists for the sake of love. by author Pope John Paul II overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

Freedom exists for the sake of love.


Quote: We could afford the price of peace. Love is all it costs. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

We could afford the price of peace. Love is all it costs.


Quote: Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of birds flying under cloudy sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Isaac Quesada

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.


Quote: The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. by author Charles Darwin overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.


Quote: Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. by author Osho overlaid on photo of pink and white tulips on white surface
Photo Credit: Larisa Birta

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.


Quote: A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love. by author Osho overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love.


Quote: Love the life you live. Live the life you love. by author Bob Marley overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.


Quote: There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. by author Anaïs Nin overlaid on photo of closeup photo of white petaled flowers
Photo Credit: CHUTTERSNAP

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.


Quote: Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Biegun Wschodni

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.


Quote: They do not love that do not show their love. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Phillip Larking

They do not love that do not show their love.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.


Quote: Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of silver bell alarm clock
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Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.


Quote: The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of woman in black jacket standing near window
Photo Credit: Klara Kulikova

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.


Quote: Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. by author Ovid overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
Photo Credit: Ralu Gal

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.


Quote: Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. by author Plato overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
Photo Credit: rocknwool

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.


Quote: Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. by author Mary Manin Morrissey overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Ethan Dow

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.


Quote: Love and kindness go hand in hand. by author Marian Keyes overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Love and kindness go hand in hand.


Quote: A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. by author Mignon McLaughlin overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
Photo Credit: Brittani Burns

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.


Quote: Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of galaxy wallpaper
Photo Credit: Raphael Nogueira

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


Quote: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of blue sky with stars during night time
Photo Credit: George Foster

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.


Quote: Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.


Quote: 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. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting and kissing on post near the body of water
Photo Credit: Kinga Cichewicz

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.


Quote: Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. by author Kinky Friedman overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
Photo Credit: __ drz __

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.


Quote: Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of person holding yellow petaled flower
Photo Credit: Kawin Harasai

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.


Quote: Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
Photo Credit: Jack B

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.


Quote: Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. by author Loretta Young overlaid on photo of man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
Photo Credit: Anna Hecker

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.


Quote: Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. by author Lord Byron overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: J Lee

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.


Quote: Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you. by author Lilly Singh overlaid on photo of leafless tree under gray sky
Photo Credit: Yogendra Singh

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.


Quote: Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. by author Jean de La Fontaine overlaid on photo of body of water under cloudy sky at night
Photo Credit: Lukas Robertson

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.


Quote: 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. by author James Baldwin overlaid on photo of black textile in close up photography
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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.


Quote: It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of red rose illustration
Photo Credit: Kyaw Tun

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.


Quote: All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness -- the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Oscar Helgstrand

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness -- the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.


Quote: With love and patience, nothing is impossible. by author Daisaku Ikeda overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
Photo Credit: Janine Joles

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.


Quote: Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. by author Carolyn Gold Heilbrun overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Kate Hliznitsova

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.


Quote: You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. by author Gautama Buddha overlaid on photo of man kissing woman while sitting on railings during night
Photo Credit: Danie Franco

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


Quote: If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. by author Billy Joel overlaid on photo of white flower
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.


Quote: I know of only one duty, and that is to love. by author Albert Camus overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Phillip Larking

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.




Quote: A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. by author Spanish proverbs overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.


Quote: Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. by author Lagom overlaid on photo of worm's eye view of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Ryan Hutton

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.


Quote: Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all. by author Publius Vergilius Maro overlaid on photo of photo of author Publius Vergilius Maro with quote

Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all.




Quote: All human love is a holy thing, the holiest thing in our experience. by author William Inge (priest) overlaid on photo of photo of author William Inge (priest) with quote

All human love is a holy thing, the holiest thing in our experience.


Quote: Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. by author Roger de Rabutin overlaid on photo of white heart illustration
Photo Credit: Nicola Fioravanti

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.


Nothing is real but dreams and love.


Quote: Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own. by author Soraya Naomi overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
Photo Credit: Ralu Gal

Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own.




Quote: Love is just a word untill you and that someone who comes along give it meaning. by author Livia overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

Love is just a word untill you and that someone who comes along give it meaning.


Quote: Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all. by author Sylvia Massara overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
Photo Credit: Janine Joles

Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all.


In order to be loved, you must love.


Quote: Real love is messy, and broken, and hard. Not all fairy tales and Prince Charming. by author Melody Grace overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
Photo Credit: Erik Witsoe

Real love is messy, and broken, and hard. Not all fairy tales and Prince Charming.


Quote: Love means nothing if you can't accept someone for their core values. by author Katie Chapman overlaid on photo of purple, white, and pink floral painting
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Love means nothing if you can't accept someone for their core values.


Quote: Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved. by author C. Rajagopalachari overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Panha Kang

Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved.


Quote: It is only love which makes us acceptable to God. by author Thérèse of Lisieux overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

It is only love which makes us acceptable to God.


Quote: Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice. by author Andreas Capellanus overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.


Quote: Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred; a flint will break upon a feather bed. by author John Cleveland overlaid on photo of low angle photograph of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: John Schnobrich

Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred; a flint will break upon a feather bed.


Quote: People who love each other can no more keep from communicating than from breathing. by author Sylvia Engdahl overlaid on photo of smiling couple
Photo Credit: Joe Hepburn

People who love each other can no more keep from communicating than from breathing.


Quote: Intuition is the gentle hand of divine love. by author Leta B.  overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
Photo Credit: Jack B

Intuition is the gentle hand of divine love.


Quote: Your capacity to love is your capacity to experience the I of another. by author Walter Starcke overlaid on photo of green and red flowers
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Your capacity to love is your capacity to experience the I of another.


Quote: Unrequited love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there. by author Shannon Wheeler overlaid on photo of snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
Photo Credit: adrian

Unrequited love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there.


Quote: Love is not lust. The two are poles apart. Love liberates while lust binds. by author Narayanananda Swami.  overlaid on photo of black and white window illustration
Photo Credit: Jonatan Pie

Love is not lust. The two are poles apart. Love liberates while lust binds.


Quote: People who love do the impossible all the time. by author Germaine Shames overlaid on photo of purple heart shaped ornament on black and white textile
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

People who love do the impossible all the time.


Quote: Life is too short to plant anything else but love. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

Life is too short to plant anything else but love.


Quote: Love is the only language known to all humanity. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman playing guitars
Photo Credit: Mike Giles

Love is the only language known to all humanity.


Quote: A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. by author Agatha Christie overlaid on photo of photo of author Agatha Christie with quote

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.


Quote: Must being in love always mean being in pain? by author Alain de Botton overlaid on photo of photo of author Alain de Botton with quote

Must being in love always mean being in pain?


Quote: It's hard loving those who don't much like themselves. by author Alain de Botton overlaid on photo of photo of author Alain de Botton with quote

It's hard loving those who don't much like themselves.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It's hard loving those who don't much like themselves: "If you're so great, why would you think I'm so great.


Quote: There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. by author Alan Paton overlaid on photo of heart drawn on sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Khadeeja Yasser

There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love.


Quote: The art of love is largely the art of persistence. by author Albert Ellis overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.


Quote: Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others and the delight in the recognition. by author Alexander Smith overlaid on photo of black wooden louver door window
Photo Credit: Inés Castellano

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others and the delight in the recognition.


Quote: Choosing to unconditionally love others is a path to deep joy. by author Amy Leigh Mercree overlaid on photo of person forming heart shape with their hands
Photo Credit: Kristina Litvjak

Choosing to unconditionally love others is a path to deep joy.


Quote: Unconditional love is the greatest gift we can ever give. by author Amy Leigh Mercree overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
Photo Credit: Papaver rhoeas

Unconditional love is the greatest gift we can ever give.


Quote: You deserve love and you'll get it. by author Amy Poehler overlaid on photo of photo of author Amy Poehler with quote

You deserve love and you'll get it.


Quote: The word love is never mentioned in big business. by author Anita Roddick overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

The word love is never mentioned in big business.


Quote: Isn't falling in love always the fullest life? by author Ann Voskamp overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

Isn't falling in love always the fullest life?


Quote: Being in love is the only transcendent experience. by author Armistead Maupin overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

Being in love is the only transcendent experience.


Quote: Love between a man and woman is war. by author August Strindberg overlaid on photo of photo of author August Strindberg with quote

Love between a man and woman is war.


Quote: Love is a boomerang that returns to the thrower's hand. by author Austin O'Malley overlaid on photo of worm's eye view of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Ryan Hutton

Love is a boomerang that returns to the thrower's hand.


Quote: Those who love and those who wander are not lost! by author Avijeet Das overlaid on photo of couple standing in front of fence near body of water
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Tsung

Those who love and those who wander are not lost!


Quote: Our life changes the moment we choose love over hate! by author Avijeet Das overlaid on photo of bare tree on mountain during sunset
Photo Credit: Leah Berman

Our life changes the moment we choose love over hate!


You are the completeness of my incompleteness.


Quote: When you truly love someone, you set them free! by author Avijeet Das overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
Photo Credit: Ralu Gal

When you truly love someone, you set them free!


Quote: Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of couple hugging wallpaper
Photo Credit: Natalia Sobolivska

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.


Quote: Love is a choice you make from moment to moment. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
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Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.


Quote: Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
Photo Credit: Alejandra Quiroz

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.


Quote: We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving. by author Bernard Meltzer overlaid on photo of person forming heart shape with their hands
Photo Credit: Kristina Litvjak

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.


Quote: Love and understanding are one into the same. without love, there is no understanding, and without understanding, there can be no love. by author Bodhi Smith overlaid on photo of sunset
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Love and understanding are one into the same. without love, there is no understanding, and without understanding, there can be no love.


Quote: Sometimes to love is easy, but to accept love is hard. by author Brent Weeks overlaid on photo of photography of lake near tree
Photo Credit: Evi T.

Sometimes to love is easy, but to accept love is hard.








Quote: Love hard. Love not like the world loves. Love hard, go hard, let it kill you. by author C. JoyBell C.  overlaid on photo of red rose illustration
Photo Credit: Kyaw Tun

Love hard. Love not like the world loves. Love hard, go hard, let it kill you.


Quote: The act of love strongly resembles torture or surgery. by author Charles Baudelaire overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Baudelaire with quote

The act of love strongly resembles torture or surgery.


Quote: What is love? The need of coming out of one's self. by author Charles Baudelaire overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Baudelaire with quote

What is love? The need of coming out of one's self.


Quote: Love makes a few weeks so rich that all the rest of our lives seems poor in comparison. by author Christian Nestell Bovee overlaid on photo of man jumping on hill during golden hour
Photo Credit: Kyle Cottrell

Love makes a few weeks so rich that all the rest of our lives seems poor in comparison.


Quote: Our first and last love is self-love. by author Christian Nestell Bovee overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Our first and last love is self-love.


Choose love not in the shallows but in the deep.


Quote: Don't love to be loved in return. Love for the sake of loving. by author Connor Chalfant overlaid on photo of person forming heart shape with their hands
Photo Credit: Kristina Litvjak

Don't love to be loved in return. Love for the sake of loving.


Quote: There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. by author Cyril Connolly overlaid on photo of black and white window illustration
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There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.


Quote: People always love and respect characters who speak the truth, even if the truth hurts. by author David Duchovny overlaid on photo of photo of author David Duchovny with quote

People always love and respect characters who speak the truth, even if the truth hurts.


Quote: Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one's self. by author David Frost overlaid on photo of photo of author David Frost with quote

Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one's self.


Quote: Love me, do not judge me.
Let me, do not stop me. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
Photo Credit: Janine Joles

Love me, do not judge me.
Let me, do not stop me.


Quote: No one is poor who has an abundance of love to share with others. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

No one is poor who has an abundance of love to share with others.


Quote: All life is emptiness. Fill it with endless love, bliss, and kindness. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of woman covering man's face
Photo Credit: Chermiti Mohamed

All life is emptiness. Fill it with endless love, bliss, and kindness.


Quote: Love more. Love often. Love endlessly. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower
Photo Credit: John Duncan

Love more. Love often. Love endlessly.


Quote: Life is a wave of love in the ocean of humanity. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
Photo Credit: Darren Nunis

Life is a wave of love in the ocean of humanity.


Quote: The language of love is not words but feelings. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

The language of love is not words but feelings.


Quote: If you are expecting something in return for your love, you are not loving truly. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
Photo Credit: Jiroe

If you are expecting something in return for your love, you are not loving truly.


Quote: Our emotions dance in the paradox of love and fear. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Loc Dang

Our emotions dance in the paradox of love and fear.


Quote: Be the light of love to enlighten the whole world. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of gray concrete road between trees
Photo Credit: Nick Fewings

Be the light of love to enlighten the whole world.


Quote: Leave footprints of love and kindness on the seashore of humanity. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of sunset
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Leave footprints of love and kindness on the seashore of humanity.


Quote: The mind is the treasury for knowledge, but the heart is the treasury for love and kindness. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of pink tulip flower
Photo Credit: Marc Schulte

The mind is the treasury for knowledge, but the heart is the treasury for love and kindness.


Quote: Let us grow together, not to become older, to love each other better. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of mountain dew during sunrise
Photo Credit: Paul Earle

Let us grow together, not to become older, to love each other better.


Quote: Not your appearance, but your humility and power of love define your beauty. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

Not your appearance, but your humility and power of love define your beauty.


Quote: Never feel powerless when you have the power of love. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket
Photo Credit: adrianna geo

Never feel powerless when you have the power of love.


Quote: There are not many things that are more powerful than love. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: J Lee

There are not many things that are more powerful than love.


Quote: Only the great power of love can make you great. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of sunflowers
Photo Credit: Maria Oswalt

Only the great power of love can make you great.


Quote: If you want to do something better, do it with profound love. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of sunset
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If you want to do something better, do it with profound love.


Quote: Love, just to love. Don't wait for a reason to love. That is selfishness. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of couples near body of water
Photo Credit: Everton Vila

Love, just to love. Don't wait for a reason to love. That is selfishness.


Quote: In life, love is not everything, but without love, life is nothing. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of person forming heart with their hands
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

In life, love is not everything, but without love, life is nothing.


Quote: Love is not an obsession or a delusion. Love exists in longing and appreciation. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of yellow flower in green grass field
Photo Credit: Jason Dent

Love is not an obsession or a delusion. Love exists in longing and appreciation.


Quote: Let yourself be the love that you are seeking. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of person running
Photo Credit: Jenny Hill

Let yourself be the love that you are seeking.


Quote: Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is. by author Diane Ackerman overlaid on photo of black and pink heart print textile
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.


Quote: Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. by author Diane Arbus overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
Photo Credit: Erik Witsoe

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.


Quote: Life's too short. We have to love each other. by author Drew Barrymore overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

Life's too short. We have to love each other.


Quote: Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

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


Quote: Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.


Quote: Be of love a little more careful than of anything. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.


Quote: Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger. by author Edgar Rice Burroughs overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.


Quote: Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, We should agree as angels do above. by author Edmund Waller overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
Photo Credit: Brittani Burns

Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, We should agree as angels do above.


Quote: Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again. by author Edwin Arlington Robinson overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman about to kiss on beach during sunset
Photo Credit: Annette Sousa

Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.


Quote: Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes. by author Ella Wheeler Wilcox overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.


The divine essence itself is love and wisdom.


Quote: Love means never having to say you're sorry. by author Erich Segal overlaid on photo of full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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Love means never having to say you're sorry.


Quote: Love means not ever having to say you're sorry. by author Erich Segal overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman playing guitars
Photo Credit: Mike Giles

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.


Quote: Love distills desire upon the eyes, love brings bewitching grace into the heart. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
Photo Credit: Brittani Burns

Love distills desire upon the eyes, love brings bewitching grace into the heart.


Quote: There is abundant testimony that if we choose love rather than self, we gain immeasurably. by author Federico Fellini overlaid on photo of man kissing woman forehead
Photo Credit: Allef Vinicius

There is abundant testimony that if we choose love rather than self, we gain immeasurably.


Quote: You know it's love when you want to give joy and damn the consequences. by author Frank Herbert overlaid on photo of pink concrete wall during daytime
Photo Credit: Bekky Bekks

You know it's love when you want to give joy and damn the consequences.


Quote: Love leads us to ourselves -- this is the mystery of love. by author Frederick Lenz overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Love leads us to ourselves -- this is the mystery of love.


Quote: Love is not a union merely between two creatures, it is a union between two spirits. by author Frederick William Robertson overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of aurora borealis
Photo Credit: Vincent Guth

Love is not a union merely between two creatures, it is a union between two spirits.


Quote: Love subdues everything, except the felon heart. by author French Proverb overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
Photo Credit: Roman Kraft

Love subdues everything, except the felon heart.


Quote: Love doesn't keep a score of wrongs. Love doesn't bring up past failures. (1 Cor 13:5). by author Gary Chapman overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
Photo Credit: Erik Witsoe

Love doesn't keep a score of wrongs. Love doesn't bring up past failures. (1 Cor 13:5).


Quote: Love demands infinitely less than friendship. by author George Jean Nathan overlaid on photo of person holding yellow petaled flower
Photo Credit: Kawin Harasai

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.


Quote: Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes. by author George MacDonald overlaid on photo of two gold-colored skeleton keys
Photo Credit: Marci Angeles

Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes.


Quote: The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. by author George Meredith overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Biegun Wschodni

The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.


Quote: Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth. by author George Sand overlaid on photo of photo of author George Sand with quote

Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth.


Quote: All love is original, no matter how many other people have loved before. by author George Weinberg overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
Photo Credit: Alejandra Quiroz

All love is original, no matter how many other people have loved before.


Quote: Try finding love, rather than finding fault. by author Gerald Jampolsky overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

Try finding love, rather than finding fault.


Quote: Love is something that grows, that comes from nourishment; it builds. by author Gisele Bundchen overlaid on photo of brown trees on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

Love is something that grows, that comes from nourishment; it builds.


Quote: Love always has its price, come whence it may. by author Guy de Maupassant overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

Love always has its price, come whence it may.


Quote: Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  with quote

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.




Quote: Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. by author Harry Emerson Fosdick overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
Photo Credit: Roman Kraft

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.


Quote: Love is not an emotion; it is a drive. by author Helen Fisher overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Love is not an emotion; it is a drive.


Quote: What force is more potent than love? by author Igor Stravinsky overlaid on photo of photo of about to bloom lotus flower
Photo Credit: kazuend

What force is more potent than love?


Quote: One must in this lower world love many things to know finally what one loves the best. by author Isak Dinesen overlaid on photo of photo of author Isak Dinesen with quote

One must in this lower world love many things to know finally what one loves the best.


Quote: Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love. by author Jack Kornfield overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman about to kiss on beach during sunset
Photo Credit: Annette Sousa

Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love.


Quote: Oh love and hate are two sides of the same blade. by author Jacqueline Carey overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

Oh love and hate are two sides of the same blade.


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