Real Love Sayings and Quotes

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


In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.     

Margaret Anderson

You know you're in love when you cant even put into words, how you feel for a person.     

Dylan West

We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.     

Seth Adam Smith

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.     

Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.     

M. Scott Peck

Real love means loving kindness and compassion, the kind of love that does not have any conditions.     

Nhat Hanh

If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person's soul.     

Shannon L. Alder

True love will not brook reserve; it feels undervalued and outraged, when even the sorrows of those it loves are concealed from it.     

Washington Irving

Love lives in those who are willing to make the greatest sacrifices without keeping account.     

Hermann J Steinherr

My love for you has no depth, its boundaries are ever-expanding. My love and my life with you will be a never-ending story     

Christina White

Real love means remaining truthful, even when you have all the opportunity in the world to hurt someone.     

Michael Hayssus

Real love is seeing that the one you love is happy even when you do things for them that makes you unhappy. Because their happiness is paramount.     

Jerry Elijah

When you see love with all your heart you shall find its echoes in the universe.     

Malika E Nura

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.     

Anita Brookner

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.     

James O'Barr

Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them.     

Don Miguel Ruiz

The real love is the one that makes you forget all the others.     

Marty Rubin

Love is our true destiny. We do not find meaning of life by ourselves alone we find it with another.     

Thomas Merton

Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something. Love is the art of producing something with the other's talents.     

Bertolt Brecht

Real love moves freely in both directions. Don't waste your time on anything else.     

Cheryl Strayed

Real love is an expression of the best of you and others. It's moving, profound and essentially very simple at the same time.     

Annette Vaillancourt

You can't show love to someone at the expense of someone else who loves you.     

Randy K. Milholland

I know love is real because her love is visible.     

Delano Johnson

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Loving someone is doing more than you say you'll do to show your love. Love is understood more when the words are replaced by actions.     

Terry Mark

There is a hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.     

Sarah Dessen

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.     

David Viscott

Real love should draw no blood from the loved and buckets from the lover.     

Emily Maguire

Real love is to offer your life at the feet of another.     

John Ajvide Lindqvist