Quotes About Love

There are so many words written about love. Although love is a basic human feeling and a one's fundamental need, not many people succeed to describe love. Many of them tried (as you will see in quotes and sayings about love that will follow), however, as love can take many forms it is hard to properly and ultimatelly define it. Let the quotes, sayings and proverbs about love at least try to do the job of putting love into words. Enjoy my favourite quotes and sayings about love.

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"It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh." Agnes Repplier

"If you want to be loved, be lovable." Ovid

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

"Falling in love is easy. Staying in love....that's the skill." Harville Hendrix

"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient." Ambrose Bierce

"Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction." Mahatma Gandhi

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

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." Albert Einstein

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty." Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?" Oscar Hammerstein

"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." Erica Jong

"I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." Ray Croft

"Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also -- if you love them enough." George Washington

"The first duty of love is to listen." Paul Tillich

"We are all beggars for love. So, be generous!" Unknown author

"Imago is about having the conversations with your partner where they take some time to cross a bridge and come to live in your world for a short while. The bridge is a bit narrow. They have to leave behind their own thoughts and concerns just for a moment, and come over with their full attention to listen deeply, and see the sense in everything you tell them about your past.And when they hear that - and fully understand you - the magic thing is they will love you even more. There's a catch of course. For it to work - you do have to go back over that bridge with your partner and spend a good deal of time in their world too." Tim Atkinson

"Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits." Paul Eldridge

"A life lived in love will never be dull." Leo Buscaglia

"Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; corruption wins not more than honesty." William Shakespeare

"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god." Jorge Luis Borges

"What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork." Pearl Bailey

"Love and work...work and love, that's all there is." Sigmund Freud

"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving." Anatole France

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." Karen Sunde

"Love is an alchemist that can transmute poison into food." Charles Caleb Colton

"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." Barbara De Angelis

"It's love that makes the world go round!" Sir William Schwenck Gilbert


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