Love Sayings and Quotes

Love is the glue that holds relationships together, whether they be friendships, familial or romantic. While we know what love feels like, it is often difficult to put this emotion into words. Skip being tongue-tied and view the collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous love sayings and quotes below.


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

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

Roger de Rabutin de Bussy

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

Egyptian (on marriage)

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

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.     

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.

Aristotle

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

Mother Teresa

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 canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.     

Voltaire

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

Anne Sullivan

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 of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.     

LaoTzu

Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.     

Chris Moore

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that's everything.     

T. Tolis

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

Paulo Coelho

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.     

Peter Ustinov

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

Vincent Van Gogh

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

Jules Renard

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

Plato

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.     

Erich Fromm

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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.      

Charles Dickens

Everything is clearer when you're in love.     

John Lennon

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

R. Tagore Thakur

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

French (on marriage)

Love isn't love until you give it away.      

John H. MacDonald Jr. 1992