Love Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old love quotes, love sayings, and love proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.      

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great.      

Comte de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839)

Accidents will happen      

George Colman (1732-1794)

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open.      

R. Tagore Thakur

It takes two to tangle.      


Kindness is more persuasive than force.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

French (on marriage)

Love isn't love until you give it away.      

John H. MacDonald Jr. 1992

Love me, love my dog.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (12th century)

Love will find a way.


Not all who make love, make marriages.     

Russian (on marriage)

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights.

Egyptian (on marriage)

Parting is such sweet sorrow.      

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

You can't buy love.      


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

Loretta Young

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.     

Ann Landers

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.     

Franklin P. Jones

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

Barbara De Angelis

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.

Mother Teresa

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.     


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.

Anne Sullivan

Love: a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.     

Author Unknown

Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief.

Robert Fulghum

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Love is a great beautifier.     

Louisa May Alcott