Top 300 Positive Love Quotes to Inspire You

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

— Lao Tzu

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

— Oscar Wilde

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

— Jim Morrison

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

— Bruce Lee

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

— Aristotle

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

— C. S. Lewis

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’

— Erich Fromm

Where there is love there is life.

— Mahatma Gandhi

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

— Orson Welles

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

— Thomas Carlyle

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.

— George Jean Nathan

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

— Mother Teresa

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

— Judy Garland

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

— Ingrid Bergman

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

— Mother Teresa

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

— Max Muller

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

— A. A. Milne

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

— Albert Einstein

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

— Mother Teresa

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up.

— James A. Baldwin

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?

— Richard Bach

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

— Honore de Balzac

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

— Brendan Francis

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

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

— Henry Van Dyke

Do all things with love.

— Og Mandino

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

— Rupert Brooke

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

— Audrey Hepburn

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

— Plato

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

— Thomas Merton

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

— Lucille Ball

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is a better teacher than duty.

— Albert Einstein

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

— Samuel Lover

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved we love to love.

— Leo Buscaglia

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

— H. L. Mencken

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

— Michel de Montaigne

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

— Mother Teresa

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

— Leo Buscaglia

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

— Audrey Hepburn

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

— Helen Keller

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

— William Shakespeare

Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.

— Dwight L. Moody

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship – never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

— Stendhal

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

The best proof of love is trust.

— Joyce Brothers

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Loretta Young

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

— George Eliot

We loved with a love that was more than love.

— Edgar Allan Poe

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

— Khalil Gibran

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

— Charles Dickens

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

— Andre Breton

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

— Victor Hugo

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.

— Javan

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

— George Bernard Shaw

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

— Zora Neale Hurston

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

— Oscar Wilde

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

— Robert Frost

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

— Judy Garland

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.

— John Lennon

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.

— George Edward Moore

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

— Julie Andrews

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

— William Shakespeare

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.

— John Lennon

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

— Tom Robbins

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

— J. D. Salinger

Who, being loved, is poor?

— Oscar Wilde

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

— Eva Gabor

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

— Carl Sagan

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.

— Henry Miller

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

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The giving of love is an education in itself.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

All mankind love a lover.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

— Henry Drummond

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.

— Leo Buscaglia

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

— Miguel de Unamuno

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

— Lao Tzu

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

— Albert Ellis

Love is a friendship set to music.

— Joseph Campbell

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

— Henry David Thoreau

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

— Ovid

Love is the beauty of the soul.

— Saint Augustine

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

— Khalil Gibran

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

— H. L. Mencken

To say ‘I love you’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’

— Ayn Rand

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.

— Rita Rudner

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.

— Benjamin Franklin

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

— Vincent Van Gogh

Love does not dominate it cultivates.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only do what your heart tells you.

— Princess Diana

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

— Barbara de Angelis

Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.

— Khalil Gibran

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

— Plato

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

— Voltaire

It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.

— Shirley MacLaine

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

— George Bernard Shaw

What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

— Leo Buscaglia

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

— Bertrand Russell

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

— Paulo Coelho

Love is being stupid together.

— Paul Valery

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

— Andre Breton

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.

— Barbara Pym

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

— Erich Fromm

When love is not madness, it is not love.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

— Elbert Hubbard

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

— Peter Ustinov

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

— George Eliot

To love another person is to see the face of God.

— Victor Hugo

A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving.

— Cyrano de Bergerac

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

— Erich Fromm

Absence – that common cure of love.

— Lord Byron

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

— Victor Hugo

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

— Anais Nin

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

— e. e. cummings

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

— Emily Bronte

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

— James A. Baldwin

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

— Jesus Christ

Love is supreme and unconditional like is nice but limited.

— Duke Ellington

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.

— Francois Rabelais

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.

— David Grayson

I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.

— Jennifer Aniston

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.

— Theodore Dreiser

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.

— Francis of Assisi

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

— David Byrne

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

Love knows not distance it hath no continent its eyes are for the stars.

— Gilbert Parker

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

— Jean de la Bruyere

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.

— Edwin Louis Cole

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

— Ken Kesey

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

— Pablo Picasso

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

— H. L. Mencken

If you wished to be loved, love.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love is my religion – I could die for it.

— John Keats

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love shall be our token love be yours and love be mine.

— Christina Rossetti

He is not a lover who does not love forever.

— Euripides

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.

— Drew Barrymore

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

— Blaise Pascal

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

— Ferdinand Foch

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

— Euripides

Choose your love, Love your choice.

— Thomas S. Monson

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

— Helen Rowland

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.

— George Jean Nathan

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.

— Emmet Fox

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.

— Anne Campbell

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

— John Gay

The way to know life is to love many things.

— Vincent Van Gogh

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

— Sarah Bernhardt

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

— Honore de Balzac

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.

— Euripides

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

— Thomas Aquinas

Fortune and love favor the brave.

— Ovid

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.

— Charles Morgan

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

— Aphra Behn

Love is suffering. One side always loves more.

— Catherine Deneuve

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.

— James Thurber

Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.

— Josh Billings

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There are never enough I Love You’s.

— Lenny Bruce

Love is always being given where it is not required.

— E. M. Forster

Friendship is Love without his wings!

— Lord Byron

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

— Christopher Marlowe

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity – love. And the story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

— Helen Hayes

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Love is the poetry of the senses.

— Honore de Balzac

There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.

— Lorraine Hansberry

Love means to love that which is unlovable or it is no virtue at all.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

— Bob Hope

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.

— David Wilkerson

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

— Louise L. Hay

In every living thing there is the desire for love.

— David Herbert Lawrence

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

— Alexander Smith

For love is immortality.

— Emily Dickinson

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.

— Bernard Meltzer

Love conquers all.

— Virgil

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.

— Tammy Wynette

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.

— Henry Drummond

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

— Jose Ortega y Gasset

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.

— Kristin Chenoweth

Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

— William Congreve

Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

— Theodor Adorno

If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

— Robert Browning

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.

— John Ciardi

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Do you have to have a reason for loving?

— Brigitte Bardot

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

— Barbara de Angelis

The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.

— Jean Racine

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.

— Natalie Clifford Barney

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

— Pearl Bailey

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.

— Joseph Conrad

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.

— James M. Barrie

I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.

— Nicholas Sparks

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.

— Mignon McLaughlin

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices he is free and nothing holds him back.

— Henri Matisse

Love is the only gold.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

— David Viscott

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.

— Eric Hoffer

Though lovers be lost love shall not.

— Dylan Thomas

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

— Zelda Fitzgerald

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.

— Elizabeth Bowen

Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.

— Erich Segal

There is no limit to the power of loving.

— John Morton

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.

— Theodor Adorno

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.

— Gustave Flaubert

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

— Christopher Marlowe

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

— Fulton J. Sheen

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.

— David Herbert Lawrence

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

— Thomas Fuller

When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.

— Helen Hunt Jackson

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.

— Billie Holiday

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

— John Donne

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.

— Tammy Wynette

Love is metaphysical gravity.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

— Friedrich Schiller

Who loves, raves.

— Lord Byron

With our love, we could save the world.

— George Harrison

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

— John Dryden

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

— Francois Rabelais

What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.

— Sinclair Lewis

Ultimately love is everything.

— M. Scott Peck

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.

— Bryant H. McGill

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

— Marc Chagall

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.

— Werner Erhard

It is very easy to love alone.

— Gertrude Stein

Who so loves believes the impossible.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.

— Arthur Rimbaud

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.

— Lawrence Durrell

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

— Jean de la Bruyere

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.

— Aphra Behn

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

— Ovid

We can only learn to love by loving.

— Iris Murdoch

We are most alive when we’re in love.

— John Updike

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?

— Christopher Marlowe

Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.

— Torquato Tasso

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

— Thornton Wilder

In love there are two things – bodies and words.

— Joyce Carol Oates

We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.

— Cyril Connolly

I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.

— Leslie Fiedler

Love is love’s reward.

— John Dryden

But love’s a malady without a cure.

— John Dryden

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.

— Judith Viorst

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?

— Igor Stravinsky

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.

— Boethius

Love is blind.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.

— Maurice Maeterlinck

The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.

— Lydia M. Child

Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.

— Francis Beaumont

Love is a hole in the heart.

— Ben Hecht

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

— Ben Hecht

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

— Marc Chagall

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

— Robert Burton

One must not trifle with love.

— Alfred de Musset

All love is lost but upon God alone.

— William Dunbar

Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.

— Sai Baba

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

— William Shakespeare

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

— Jimi Hendrix

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

— Buddha

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

— Confucius

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

— Mignon McLaughlin

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

— Mother Teresa

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

— Dalai Lama

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

To love beauty is to see light.

— Victor Hugo

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

— Washington Irving

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

— Maya Angelou

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

— Dalai Lama

Don’t aim for success if you want it just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

— David Frost

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve and bad things are very easy to get.

— Confucius

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

— Audrey Hepburn

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

— Marcus Aurelius

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.

— Charles Kuralt

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.

— Mother Teresa

If music be the food of love, play on.

— William Shakespeare

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

— Maya Angelou

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love this is the eternal rule.

— Buddha

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

— Charles M. Schulz

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

— Denis Waitley

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

— Leonardo da Vinci

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

— Bruce Lee

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

— Marilyn Monroe

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

— Maya Angelou

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

— Euripides

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

— Oscar Wilde

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.

— Mother Teresa

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

— Mother Teresa

You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.

— Keith Sweat

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love it is the prerogative of the brave.

— Mahatma Gandhi

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.

— Albert Einstein

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.

— Lawrence Welk

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours if they don’t they never were.

— Richard Bach

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

— Rita Rudner

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.

— Khalil Gibran

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

— Khalil Gibran

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.

— Eminem

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

— Buddha

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

— Albert Einstein

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.

— Zig Ziglar

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

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

— Mother Teresa

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

— Robert A. Heinlein

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

— Mother Teresa

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

— Khalil Gibran

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

— Mother Teresa

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

— Mother Teresa

I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.

— Claude Chabrol

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

— Miguel Angel Ruiz

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

— Thomas Merton

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

— Ray Bradbury

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

— Lao Tzu

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

— P. J. O’Rourke

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

— Audrey Hepburn

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

— Khalil Gibran

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.

— William Shakespeare

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

— George Burns

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.

— Wayne Dyer

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.

— Oscar Wilde

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

— Helen Keller

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

— Ernest Hemingway

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

— Maya Angelou

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.

— Mother Teresa

The course of true love never did run smooth.

— William Shakespeare

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

— Albert Camus

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

— Oscar Wilde

We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.

— John Lennon

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

— Oscar Wilde

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

— Brian Tracy

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.

— Mother Teresa

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

— Steve Jobs

Forgiveness is the final form of love.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

— Theodore Hesburgh

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

— Mother Teresa

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

— Mother Teresa

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.

— John Lennon

The first duty of love is to listen.

— Paul Tillich

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

— Oscar Wilde

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

— Khalil Gibran

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.

— Mother Teresa

There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.

— Johnny Depp

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

— Jean de La Fontaine

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

— Mahatma Gandhi

We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

— W. Somerset Maugham

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’

— Billy Graham

Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.

— Keanu Reeves

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

— Marcus Aurelius

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.

— Barbara Smith

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

— Helen Keller

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

— Mark Twain

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

— Douglas Adams

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

— Maya Angelou

It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

— John Steinbeck

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

— Sai Baba

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.

— Dale Evans

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

— Henry Ward Beecher

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

— Thomas Paine

Love is a serious mental disease.

— Plato

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

I love those who yearn for the impossible.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

— William Shakespeare

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

— Saint Augustine

The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

— Maya Angelou

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.

— Ray Bradbury

I love life because what more is there?

— Anthony Hopkins

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

— Henry David Thoreau

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

— Jesus Christ

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?

— Fulton J. Sheen

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.

— Lucille Ball

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

— Leo Tolstoy

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

— Helen Keller

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

— William Shakespeare

I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone’s wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.

— Marilyn Monroe

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?

— William Shakespeare

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

— Michael Jordan

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.

— Leo Buscaglia

We can’t command our love, but we can our actions.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.

— Judith Viorst

If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

— Will Rogers

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

— Thomas Jefferson

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.

— Chuck Palahniuk

Speak low, if you speak love.

— William Shakespeare

I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

— John Lennon

True love doesn’t happen right away it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.

— Ricardo Montalban

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

— C. S. Lewis

The best smell in the world is that man that you love.

— Jennifer Aniston

Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

— Khalil Gibran

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

— Anais Nin

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Love is too young to know what conscience is.

— William Shakespeare

What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

— Lord Byron

A friendship that like love is warm A love like friendship, steady.

— Thomas Moore

Respect is what we owe love, what we give.

— Philip James Bailey

Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.

— William Shakespeare

Where love is, there God is also.

— Mahatma Gandhi

All you need is love.

— John Lennon

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

— Oscar Wilde

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.

— George Chakiris

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

— Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love.

— Oscar Wilde

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

— Erich Fromm

The love of heaven makes one heavenly.

— William Shakespeare

Love cannot save you from your own fate.

— Jim Morrison

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.

— John Lennon

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

— Ronald Reagan

They do not love that do not show their love.

— William Shakespeare

Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

— Mahatma Gandhi

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.

— Oscar Wilde

I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

— Audrey Hepburn

Those whom the gods love grow young.

— Oscar Wilde

Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.

— Gabriel Byrne

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

— William Arthur Ward

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

— Washington Irving

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.

— Henny Youngman

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

— Khalil Gibran

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.

— Erich Fromm

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

— Khalil Gibran

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

— Anais Nin

Love is trembling happiness.

— Khalil Gibran

Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.

— Michael Jordan

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

— Robert Fulghum

Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.

— Henry Rollins

Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.

— Khalil Gibran

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

— Josh Billings

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.

— Wayne Dyer

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

— Benjamin Franklin

Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

— Christopher Marlowe

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

— Henry David Thoreau

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.

— Muhammad Ali

Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.

— Frank Sinatra

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

— Anais Nin

I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.

— W. H. Auden

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

— Khalil Gibran

Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

— Ayn Rand


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Most of these positive love quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other positive love quotes may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult quotes, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

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