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368 Short and Sweet 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

(ok, that is a long quote, but all the rest below are short quotes - less than 44 characters each) (-:

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

Below we present a huge collection of the very best - SHORT - 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!

--John Updike
--Willie Nelson
--Stephen Chbosky

Longer Version:

We accept the love we think we deserve.".

--Bob Marley

Longer Version:

Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don't exist, but there's always one guy that is perfect for you.

--Christopher Marlowe
--Alfred, Lord Tennyson
--Charles Dickens
--D. H. Lawrence
--Eckhart Tolle
--Elizabeth Barrett Browning
--François de La Rochefoucauld (writer)
--Helen Keller
--Henry Ward Beecher
--Honoré de Balzac
--Honoré de Balzac
--Indira Gandhi
--Iris Murdoch
--Jean-Paul Sartre
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
--John Lennon
--John Wooden
--Joyce Brothers
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Louisa May Alcott
--Seneca the Younger
--Seneca the Younger
--Kahlil Gibran
--Marian Keyes
--Pablo Picasso
--Paul Tillich
--Paul Valery
--Pearl S. Buck
--Pope John Paul II

Longer Version:

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.

--Princess Diana
--Philip James Bailey
--Queen Elizabeth II
--Oscar Wilde
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Robert Browning
--Richard Bach
--Augustine of Hippo
--Taylor Swift
--Thomas Aquinas
--Don Byas
--Jane Austen
--Dalai Lama
--Unknown Author
--Sigmund Freud
--Matthew Donnelly
--Neal A. Maxwell
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Albert Einstein
--Walt Whitman
--Nicholas Sparks
--Henri J. M. Nouwen
--Emily Dickinson
--William Shakespeare
--John Green
--Alfred, Lord Tennyson
--Kahlil Gibran
--C. S. Lewis
--Mitch Albom
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

The way to heaven is within. Shake the wings of love -- when love's wings have become strong, there is no need to trouble about a ladder.

--Philip James Bailey
--Leonardo da Vinci
--Carl Jung
--Philip James Bailey
--Paulo Coelho
--Paulo Coelho
--William Makepeace Thackeray
--Alexander Pope
--Alexander Pope
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Nicholas Sparks
--William Shakespeare
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Albert Camus
--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
--William Shakespeare
--Henry Rollins
--Yoko Ono
--William Penn
--Pope John Paul II
--Paulo Coelho
--Stephen Covey
--John Lennon
--Caroline Myss
--Chuck Palahniuk
--Sam Smith
--William Wordsworth

Longer Version:

We live by admiration, hope, and love;

And, even as these are well and wisely fixed,

In dignity of being we ascend.

--Leo Buscaglia
--William Shakespeare
--Marcel Proust
--Tim Keller (pastor)
--Yamamoto Tsunetomo
--Paulo Coelho
--Elbert Hubbard
--Leo Buscaglia
--A. N. Wilson
--Carter Heyward
--Suzanne Curchod
--Masha Tupitsyn
--L. J. Vanier
--Nancy Farmer
--Michael Strong
--Jessica Shirvington
--E. L. Montes
--Arvind Kejriwal
--Chuck Spezzano
--Eben Pagan
--Soulla Christodoulou
--Jon Jones
--Jon Jones
--Jon Jones
--Paul Pearsall
--Johnny Corn
--Nirmala Srivastava
--Akiroq Brost
--Frances Ridley Havergal
--Sylvain Reynard
--Geneen Roth
--Anita Moorjani
--C. C. Hunter
--Sylvia Day
--Stephanie Lahart
--Syed Sharukh
--T.F. Hodge
--Marjory Sheba
--Melanie A. Smith
--Rob Liano
--Marshall Sylver
--Amit Abraham
--Amit Abraham
--Tahereh Mafi
--Bob Rae
--Norman O. Brown
--Zola Jesus
--Vanna Bonta
--Wynonna Judd
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