150 Most Beautiful Love Quotes

Beautiful Love Quotes.When we think of love , we think of the person towards whom we feel this feeling and the beautiful emotions that it gives us. If we try to describe it, however, we have some difficulties, because it is not at all easy to enclose something so great in a few words.

Yet many poets, writers and philosophers have managed to describe love in a way that perfectly sums up all its essence and magnificence.

So here is a selection of the most beautiful phrases about Beautiful Love Quotes that will help us understand all the strength and power of this feeling. Discover them now!

Most Beautiful Love Quotes

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three quarters dead.
(Bertrand Russell)

Loving yourself is the beginning of a life-long love affair.
(Oscar Wilde)

You know you are in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.
(Dr. Seuss)

The only truly sacred Temple is the world of men united by love.
(Lev Tolstoy)

To love is not to look at each other, but to look together in the same direction.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Love must not be implored or even demanded. Love must have the strength to draw certainty in itself. Then it will not be dragged, but it will drag.
(Hermann Hesse)

Love is perhaps the only gaze that is granted to us of eternity.
(Helen Hayes)

Love is fire. But you don’t know if it will warm your heart or burn your house.
(Joan Crawford)

Love is like war: easy to start, but very difficult to stop.
(Henry Louis Mencken)

Those who love believe in the impossible.
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Only love and death change everything.
(Khalil Gibran)

When you like a flower, you just pick it. But when you love a flower, you water it every day.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
(Robert Frost)

Freedom and love are one.

We are all born to love: it is the beginning of existence and its only purpose.
(Benjamin Disraeli)


There is no corner of the world where love hasn’t made lovers poets.

Love is a thing full of anxious fear.
(Publius Ovid Naso)

Love is that thing that you are on one side, he is on the other, and strangers realize that you love each other. Chest is.
(Massimo Troisi)

A great love is but the shadow of a great dream.
(Edmond Rostand)

Life is a sleep, love is the dream of it, and you will have lived if you have loved.
(Alfred de Musset)

Speak softly if you speak of love.
(William Shakespeare)

Where there is love there is life.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

But lovers, true lovers, invent their truth with their eyes.

Only those who love without hope know love.
(Friedrich Schiller)

Loving someone is nothing, being loved by someone is something, loving someone who loves you is everything.
(Bill Russell)

When you love someone, you love them as they are and not as you would like them to be.
(Lev Tolstoy)

No one, not even a poet, has ever measured the capacity of a heart.
(Zelda Fitzgerald)

When love is not madness, it is not love.
(Pedro Calderon De La Barca)

True love must always hurt. It must be painful to love someone, painful to leave someone behind. Only then does one love sincerely.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)


What is done out of love is done well.
(Vincent van Gogh)

Love does not begin and end the way we think. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up.
(James Baldwin)

Those who do not have the courage to be hated do not deserve to be loved.
(Arturo Graf)

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Loving and winning is the best thing. Love and lose, the one immediately following.
(William Makepeace Thackeray)

One of the best things about love is recognizing the step of a man climbing stairs.

Love wants it all, and it’s right.
(Ludwig van Beethoven)

When a love ends, one of the two suffers. If no one is suffering, it never started. If they both suffer, it’s never over.
(Marilyn Monroe)

Of all passions, love is the strongest, because it attacks the heart, the head and the senses at the same time.
(Lao Tzu)

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
(Augustine of Hippo)

I have often suffered, sometimes I have been wrong; but I loved. It is I who have lived, and not a fictional being created by my pride and my boredom.
(Alfred de Musset)

To love is to know how to say “I love you” without speaking.
(Victor Hugo)

A word frees us of all the burden and pain of life: that word is “love”.

Love is a smoke made with the steam of sighs.
(William Shakespeare)

One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about you.
(Andre Breton)

The day the power of love surpasses the love of power, the world will be able to discover peace.
(Mahatma Gandhi)


No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until it has been married to him for at least a quarter of a century.
(Mark Twain)

If I can keep a heart from breaking, I won’t have lived in vain.
(Emily Dickinson)

Love is the wisest of follies, a bitterness capable of suffocating, a sweetness capable of healing.
(William Shakespeare)

When we are loved, we do not doubt anything. When we love, we doubt everything.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

The bliss of feeling loved softens all pain.
(Ugo Foscolo)

Love has nothing to do with what you expect to get – only what you expect to give – that is, everything.
(Katharine Hepburn)

Love is a great beautifier.
(Louisa May Alcott)

Love is about being jerks together.
(Paul Valéry)

To love is to burn, to be on fire.
(Jane Austen)

Happiness is love, nothing else. Happy is he who knows how to love.
(Hermann Hesse)

Love is the beauty of the soul.
(Augustine of Hippo)

Love is an inexorable disease, contagious moreover.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

It’s really hard to tell people you love them, when you really love them.
(Tristan Bernard)

Love at first sight is as reliable as a diagnosis at the first handshake.
(George Bernard Shaw)


The love that moves the sun and the other stars.
(Dante Alighieri)

True love is like ghosts: everyone talks about them, but very few have seen them.
(François de La Rochefoucauld)

Living is like loving: reason is against it, but every healthy instinct is in favor.
(Samuel Butler)

In war as in love, to conclude, we must look closely.
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

The supreme happiness of life is to be loved for what one is or, rather, to be loved in spite of what one is.
(Victor Hugo)

When you are in love, you start by deceiving yourself and you end up deceiving others. This is what the world calls a “love story”.
(Oscar Wilde)

Love is invisible, it goes in and out wherever it wants without anyone asking what it is doing.
(Miguel de Cervantes)

Love is the ability to feel the like in the unlike.
(Theodor W. Adorno)

Loving is so short, forgetting so long.
(Pablo Neruda)

True love is about accepting others as they are without trying to change them.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.
(George Sand)

There are all sorts of loves in the world, but the same love never exists twice.
(Francis Scott Fitzgerald)

To love is to overcome oneself.
(Oscar Wilde)

Lost is all time, which is not spent in amar.
(Torquato Tasso)

To love is to be vulnerable.
(CS Lewis)


One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t say.
(James Earl Jones)

Love is a misunderstanding between two madmen.
(Oscar Wilde)

The pleasure of loving without daring to say it has its pains, but also its sweetness.
(Blaise Pascal)

The fact that a person does not love you as you would like does not mean that he does not love you with all of himself.
(Gabriel García Márquez)

Love has no age, no limits; and does not die.
(John Galsworthy)

Love is the strongest of all passions because it attacks the head, heart and body at the same time.

Those who love never know what they love, nor do they know why they love, nor what it is to love …
(Fernando Pessoa)

Do not love those who treat you as if you were ordinary.
(Oscar Wilde)

Do not forget to love yourself.
(Soren Kierkegaard)

Love is looking for what we lack.

Love is a better teacher than duty.
(Albert Einstein)

There is no more sincere love than the love of food.
(George Bernard Shaw)

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
(Henry Louis Mencken)

When a man’s hand touches a woman’s hand, they both touch the heart of eternity.
(Kahlil Gibran)

The heart was made to be broken.
(Oscar Wilde)

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire that those who love generously know. We all know people who are so afraid of pain that they close themselves like clams in a shell and, giving nothing, receive nothing and therefore limit themselves until life is a simple living death.
(Eleanor Roosevelt)

I feel like there is nothing more artistic than loving people.
(Vincent van Gogh)


Love is that condition where another person’s happiness is essential to your happiness.
(Robert A. Heinlein)

What is love? The need to get out of oneself.
(Charles Baudelaire)

Love is the key that opens the gates of happiness.
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Happy is someone who is capable of loving a lot. But loving and desiring are not the same thing.
(Hermann Hesse)

Love, lovable madness.
(Nicolas Chamfort)

I don’t know what it’s like to love people in half, it’s not in my nature. My affections are always excessive.
(Jane Austen)

Two things save us in life: love and laugh. If you have one it’s fine. If you have both, you are invincible.
(Tarun Tejpal)

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
(Dalai Lama)

You need to be a little alike to understand each other, but you need to be a little different to love each other.
(Paul Bourget)

What a damn crazy thing love is.
(Emanuel Schikaneder)

Of all forms of prudence, prudence in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
(Bertrand Russell)

The three essential elements for happiness: something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
(Joseph Addison)

Follow what you love and you will end up loving what you find.
(Carlo Collodi)


Love is a serious mental illness.

Being deeply loved by someone makes us strong, loving deeply makes us courageous.
(Lao Tzu)

If you want to be loved, love.
(Lucio Anneo Seneca)

The only thing you have is the love you give.
(Isabel Allende)

Love is not consolation, it is light.
(Simone Weil)

If you love someone, let them go, because if they come back, they have always been yours. And if it doesn’t come back, it never has been.
(Khalil Gibran)

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
(Martin Luther King Jr.)

Love is a fruit that ripens in every season and is always within reach of every hand.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

If you have loved some woman and some country, you can consider yourself lucky, because even if you die afterwards, it doesn’t matter.
(Ernest Hemingway)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. You have to feel them with your heart.
(Helen Keller)

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the madness of the wise.
(Samuel Johnson)

You fall in love at the age of twenty: then only the waitresses fall in love.
(Gianni Agnelli)

Keep the love in your heart. A life without love is like a sunless garden where the flowers have died. The awareness of loving and being loved gives life such warmth and richness that nothing else can bring.
(Oscar Wilde)

We live in a world where we hide to make love, while violence and hatred spread in the sunlight.
(John Lennon)

The only way to keep love is by giving it.
(Elbert Hubbard)

Remember that the best relationship is one in which you love each other more than you need each other.
(Dalai Lama)

Love is a selfishness of two.
(Antoine de La Sale)

There are no formulas or methods: only by loving do we learn to love.
(Aldous Huxley)


Love is space and time measured by the heart.
(Marcel Proust)

There are no six or seven wonders in the world; there is only one: love.
(Jacques Prévert)

Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women, on the other hand, want to be a man’s last love.
(Oscar Wilde)

Where love rules, there is no desire for power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. One is the shadow of the other.
(Carl Gustav Jung)

For me, love has been (or is it? …) more and more important, more sacred than the object that arouses it. Because it allows us to see the world as a splendid fairy tale, because it brings out from the human being what is most noble and most beautiful, because it elevates what is most common and humble and adorns it with diamonds and because it allows us to live in intoxication, in ecstasy.
(Rosa Luxemburg)

It is not you who finds love, it is he who finds you. It has a little to do with destiny, fate and what is written in the stars.
(Anaïs Nin)

By dint of talking about love, we end up falling in love.
(Blaise Pascal)

I discovered a paradox, that if you love until it hurts, then there is no more pain, only more love.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

There are loves that will never disappoint you, because they have promised you nothing, but they will give you everything.
(Augustin Degas)

Beauty is not in the face. Beauty is in the light of the heart.
(Khalil Gibran)

My religion is love – I could die for it. I could die for you.
(John Keats)

True love is walking hand in hand in the daily life of this world.
(James Russell Lowell)

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough is love.
(Henry Miller)

You can’t save people. You can only love them.
(Anaïs Nin)

What is troublesome about love is that it is a crime in which one cannot do without an accomplice.
(Charles Baudelaire)

For those who want to love it is better not to know anything than to know too much.
(Adrienne von Speyr)

Life without love is like a tree without flowers or fruit.
(Khalil Gibran)

Love is just a dirty trick against us to achieve the perpetration of the species.
(William Somerset Maugham)

The appearance of love is subversive of every good social order of our life.
(David Cooper)

When we feel love and kindness towards others, this not only makes others feel loved and pampered, but also helps ourselves to develop peace and happiness.
(Dalai Lama)

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

Love is like water, if something does not shake it, it rots.
(Arturo Graf)

Love wins everything except poverty and toothache.
(Mae West)

I love how the sea loves the shore: sweetly and furiously!
(Federico De Roberto)

Love is a poignant melody that I have never learned and which, I fear, will never learn.
(William S. Burroughs)


The absolute of love is recognized by the restlessness of one who loves.
(Paul Valéry)

He does not love the one to whom the defects of the loved one do not appear to be virtue.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Love is not something natural. It requires discipline, focus, patience, faith and overcoming narcissism. It is not a feeling, it is a practice.
(Erich Fromm)

To be loved is to pass. To love is to last.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

There is always a bit of madness in love. But in madness there is always some wisdom.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

The symptoms of love are the same as those of cholera.
(Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Isn’t indifference to the rest of the world the essence of true love?
(Jane Austen)

Love is a rose, each petal an illusion, each thorn a reality.
(Charles Baudelaire)

A feather can turn a stone if the hand of love moves it.
(Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

The first step in learning to love others is trying to understand them.
(Adrienne von Speyr)

Watching the wheat that grows and the flowers that bloom, sweating with the plow or spade, reading, thinking, loving, hoping, praying: these are the things that make us happy.
(John Ruskin)

True love is exceptional, two or three times in a century or so. For the rest, vanity or boredom.
(Albert Camus)

Love is pain. Who does not suffer, does not love.
(Vasily Vasilevich Rozanov)

Love is like lightning: no one knows where it falls until it has fallen.
(Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire)

Love is when the desire to be wanted makes you feel so bad that you feel like you can die.
(Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec)

Love is like luck: it doesn’t like being chased after it.
(Théophile Gautier)

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect each other, touch each other, greet each other.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

Since I fell in love with you, everything has transformed and is so full of beauty… Love is like a perfume, like a current, like rain. You know, my heaven, you are like rain and I, like the earth, receive and welcome you.
(Frida Kahlo)

To love means to act and exalt yourself without respite.
(Émile Verhaeren)

He who does not love forever is not in love.

True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is the acceptance of all that is, has been, will be and will not be.
(Khalil Gibran)


Love is where you can say everything or you don’t need to say anything.
(Henry Albert Harper)

Mysterious love, uncertain darling, you have more pain or pleasure! Endless torments reside in you, yet who would want to live and live without you!
(Joseph Addison)

Anyone who expects gratitude for his love does not love.
(Heinrich Wolfgang Seidel)

Be worthy of love, and love will come.
(Louisa May Alcott)

Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?
(Oscar Hammerstein II)

But then what is a kiss? An oath made a little more closely, a more precise pact, a confession that you want to seal, a pink apostrophe placed between the words “I love you”; A secret told in the mouth, an instant of infinity that has the rustle of a bee among the plants, a communion that tastes like a flower, a means of being able to breathe a little heart and savor the soul at the flower lips.
(Edmond Rostand)

You live only the time you love.
(Claude-Adrien Helvétius)

Love is infinity within the reach of poodles.
(Louis-Ferdinand Céline)

Love is a privilege, a stroke of luck, like health and beauty, which only a few people enjoy.
(Vicente Blasco Ibáñez)

Love wins over everything.

Olympus is also deserted without love.
(Heinrich von Kleist)

Love is a word of light, written by a hand of light, on a page of light.
(Khalil Gibran)

Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pleasant follies they commit.
(William Shakespeare)

Love is the only flower that can bloom without the help of the seasons.
(Khalil Gibran)

Love does not live on words, nor can it be explained in words.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

You have to love each other, and then you have to tell yourself, and then you have to write it down, and then you have to kiss on the mouth, on the eyes, and everywhere.
(Victor Hugo)

Love is like measles, we all have to go through it. And, again like measles, we only take it once.
(Jerome Klapka Jerome)

If love is blind, all the better: it fits in with the night.
(William Shakespeare)

Not being loved is just bad luck; the real misfortune is not knowing how to love.
(Albert Camus)


To love is to find one’s wealth outside of oneself.
(Émile-Auguste Chartier)

Love is the ability to laugh together.
(Françoise Sagan)

No one has greater love than those who know how to respect the freedoms of others.
(Simone Weil)

Love conquers all: and we too give in to love.
(Publio Virgilio Marone)

And what else can love be but a secret madness, an overwhelming bitterness and a beneficial sweetness.
(William Shakespeare)

When you love, you discover in yourself such richness, so much sweetness, such affection, that you don’t even think you know how to love so much.
(Anton Chekhov)

One loves only that in which something inaccessible is pursued, that which one does not possess.
(Marcel Proust)

What is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

Perhaps love could sometimes be summed up in this way: the desire to tell things only to one person.
(Françoise Sagan)

There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.
(Jane Austen)

Love is painted blind and with wings. Blind not to see the obstacles and with wings to jump over them.
(Jacinto Benavente)

But what is this love that makes everyone delirious? Is it a joy? Is it a great pain? Is this a thing to die for?
(Achille Campanile)

When he’s in love, the heart doesn’t play hard.
(Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais)

When you don’t love too much, you don’t love enough.
(Roger de Bussy-Rabutin)

When love beckons you, follow it, though its roads are rough and steep.
(Kahlil Gibran)

We are all born to love: it is the beginning of existence and its only purpose.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

You will be loved the day you can show your weakness without the other using it to affirm his strength.
(Cesare Pavese)

The more you love the less you can love.
(Giacomo Leopardi)

Comparing, in love, is already equivalent to not loving anymore.
(Jacques Dyssord)

If you lived to be a hundred, I would like to live to a hundred minus one so I would never have to live without you.
(AA Milne)

Love, judged by most of its effects, is more like hate than friendship.
(François de La Rochefoucauld)

To love is to believe, to hope, to know. It is a test, a taste of Heaven.
(Edmund Waller)

Love is the greatest medicine.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

There is no happiness in being loved. Everyone loves himself; but to love, here is happiness.
(Hermann Hesse)

You can love many people, but love Ninnè… love was born like this!
(Sophia Loren)

To love something you have to realize that we could lose it.
(Gilbert K. Chesterton)

Love is like the wind, we don’t know where it comes from.
(Honoré de Balzac)

The force of love is the same force of the soul or of truth.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

That love is everything is all we know about love.
(Emily Dickinson)

Only loving, only knowing counts, not having loved, not having known.
(Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Art is a lot, but love is more.
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
(Samuel Johnson)


Lying kills love, someone said. What about sincerity, then?
(Abel Hermant)

The only true love is love at first sight; the second glance drives it out.
(Israel Zangwill)

The most painful thing is to get lost in the process of loving someone too much by forgetting that you are special too.
(Ernest Hemingway)

Love is two people dancing in the kitchen.

Those who love make no distinctions.
(Fyodor Dostoevsky)

To love a woman or a man for a lifetime is the same as saying that the same candle can burn for a lifetime.
(Lev Tolstoy)

Love is the most selfish of all passions.
(Alexandre Dumas – Father)

Give those you love wings to fly, roots to return and reasons to stay.
(Dalai Lama)

He does not love the one to whom the defects of the loved one do not appear to be virtue.
(Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins. It is less difficult to know that it has begun.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Choose a person who looks at you like it’s magic.
(Frida Kahlo)

What is love? The need to get out of oneself. Man is a worshiping animal. To adore is to sacrifice oneself and to prostitute oneself. So all love is also prostitution.
(Charles Baudelaire)

Nothing is real except dreams and love.
(Anna de Noailles)

There is a whole life in an hour of love.
(Honoré de Balzac)

Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the journey worth living.
(Sean Connery)

There can be no calm in love, because what has been achieved is always just a new starting point to desire more.
(Marcel Proust)

Loving to be loved is human, but loving to love is almost angelic.
(Alphonse de Lamartine)

Love is the poetry of the senses.
(Honoré de Balzac)

Love flees like a shadow the real love that pursues it, chasing those who flee it, fleeing those who pursue it.
(William Shakespeare)

A feather can turn a stone if the hand of love moves it.
(Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

True love manifests itself in small gestures, in attentive looks, in unexpected caresses, in the silent presence that says more than a thousand words.
(Stephen Littleword)


The most important thing in life is to love someone. The second most important thing in life is to have someone who loves you. The third most important thing is that the first two happen at the same time.
(Howie Schneider)

Love will bear everything; love will go beyond death; love fears nothing.
(Maria Faustina Kowalska)

You don’t love until you suffer.
(Etienne Rey)

Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than you can express.
(Charles Chaplin)

We are all born out of love. It is the beginning of existence and its only end.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

Is there anything more absurd than love? If we enjoy it to the last, we immediately tire of it, we disgust; if we hold it high to remember it without remorse, one day we will regret our foolishness and cowardice for not daring.
(Cesare Pavese)

Love conquers in an instant what hard work struggles to achieve in a lifetime.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Love gives bitterness.
(Titus Maccio Plautus)

Love: a temporary madness treatable with marriage.
(Ambrose Bierce)

Who, being loved, can call himself poor?
(Oscar Wilde)

In the end, the love you take equals the love you gave.
(Paul McCartney)

Love is the ability to feel the like in the unlike.
(Theodor W. Adorno)

Love knows no rules.
(San Girolamo)

Everything is love. The universe is nothing but love.
(Ugo Foscolo)

Love does not manifest itself with the desire to make love, but with the desire to sleep together.
(Milan Kundera)

Love is a mortal fragment of immortality.
(Fernando Pessoa)

The love strategy can only be used when one is not in love.
(Cesare Pavese)

Love is like a tree: it germinates by itself, throws its roots deeply into our whole life, and often continues to grow green above a ruined heart.
(Victor Hugo)

First love is just a little madness and a lot of curiosity.
(George Bernard Shaw)

Tell me: is love included in friendship or friendship in love?
(Gotthold Ephraim Lessing)


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