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
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!
Don't wait until it's too late to say I love you.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
All you need is love.
If not love, what?
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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.
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.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
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.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Love! Just love!
If you love a person, you can forgive anything.
Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.
Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world.
You have the power to choose love.
Dogs are the closest we come to knowing the divine love of God on this side of eternity.
Love can make any place agreeable.
Gaze upon others with eyes of love.
Love is blind.
Love is blind, but when we close our eyes, we see with our hearts.
Great thoughts come from the heart.
Love is the brightest star in life's darkest skies.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
In reality, love is fluid; it's a verb, not a noun.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.
Love and forgiveness is not for the faint-hearted.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
I can make no apologies for following my heart.
Love is a light that shines from heart to heart.
To live without loving is not really to live.
Love is the outreach of self toward completion.
Forgiveness leads to love, and love leads to forgiveness.
When in doubt, always choose love and gratitude.
Without a word, my dog taught me the meaning of love.
Freedom exists for the sake of love.
We could afford the price of peace. Love is all it costs.
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.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.
A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
They do not love that do not show their love.
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.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
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.
Love and kindness go hand in hand.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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.
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.
Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
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.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
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.
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.
Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Nothing is real but dreams and love.
Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own.
Love is just a word untill you and that someone who comes along give it meaning.
Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all.
In order to be loved, you must love.
Real love is messy, and broken, and hard. Not all fairy tales and Prince Charming.
Love means nothing if you can't accept someone for their core values.
Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved.
It is only love which makes us acceptable to God.
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred; a flint will break upon a feather bed.
People who love each other can no more keep from communicating than from breathing.
Intuition is the gentle hand of divine love.
Your capacity to love is your capacity to experience the I of another.
Unrequited love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there.
Love is not lust. The two are poles apart. Love liberates while lust binds.
People who love do the impossible all the time.
Life is too short to plant anything else but love.
Love is the only language known to all humanity.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
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.
Must being in love always mean being in pain?
It's hard loving those who don't much like themselves.
It's hard loving those who don't much like themselves: "If you're so great, why would you think I'm so great.
There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love.
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others and the delight in the recognition.
Choosing to unconditionally love others is a path to deep joy.
Unconditional love is the greatest gift we can ever give.
You deserve love and you'll get it.
The word love is never mentioned in big business.
Isn't falling in love always the fullest life?
Being in love is the only transcendent experience.
Love between a man and woman is war.
Love is a boomerang that returns to the thrower's hand.
Those who love and those who wander are not lost!
Our life changes the moment we choose love over hate!
You are the completeness of my incompleteness.
When you truly love someone, you set them free!
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
Love and understanding are one into the same. without love, there is no understanding, and without understanding, there can be no love.
Sometimes to love is easy, but to accept love is hard.
Love hard. Love not like the world loves. Love hard, go hard, let it kill you.
The act of love strongly resembles torture or surgery.
What is love? The need of coming out of one's self.
Love makes a few weeks so rich that all the rest of our lives seems poor in comparison.
Our first and last love is self-love.
Choose love not in the shallows but in the deep.
Don't love to be loved in return. Love for the sake of loving.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.
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.
People always love and respect characters who speak the truth, even if the truth hurts.
Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one's self.
Love me, do not judge me.
Let me, do not stop me.
No one is poor who has an abundance of love to share with others.
All life is emptiness. Fill it with endless love, bliss, and kindness.
Love more. Love often. Love endlessly.
Life is a wave of love in the ocean of humanity.
The language of love is not words but feelings.
If you are expecting something in return for your love, you are not loving truly.
Our emotions dance in the paradox of love and fear.
Be the light of love to enlighten the whole world.
Leave footprints of love and kindness on the seashore of humanity.
The mind is the treasury for knowledge, but the heart is the treasury for love and kindness.
Let us grow together, not to become older, to love each other better.
Not your appearance, but your humility and power of love define your beauty.
Never feel powerless when you have the power of love.
There are not many things that are more powerful than love.
Only the great power of love can make you great.
If you want to do something better, do it with profound love.
Love, just to love. Don't wait for a reason to love. That is selfishness.
In life, love is not everything, but without love, life is nothing.
Love is not an obsession or a delusion. Love exists in longing and appreciation.
Let yourself be the love that you are seeking.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
Life's too short. We have to love each other.
Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, We should agree as angels do above.
Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
The divine essence itself is love and wisdom.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
Love distills desire upon the eyes, love brings bewitching grace into the heart.
There is abundant testimony that if we choose love rather than self, we gain immeasurably.
You know it's love when you want to give joy and damn the consequences.
Love leads us to ourselves -- this is the mystery of love.
Love is not a union merely between two creatures, it is a union between two spirits.
Love subdues everything, except the felon heart.
Love doesn't keep a score of wrongs. Love doesn't bring up past failures. (1 Cor 13:5).
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
All love is original, no matter how many other people have loved before.
Try finding love, rather than finding fault.
Love is something that grows, that comes from nourishment; it builds.
Love always has its price, come whence it may.
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Love is not an emotion; it is a drive.
What force is more potent than love?
Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love.
Oh love and hate are two sides of the same blade.