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Khalil GibranIf you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

—  Khalil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese-American poet & philosopher

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Oscar WildeMen always want to be a woman’s first love. What women like is to be a man’s last romance.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

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Samuel JohnsonLove is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

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VoltaireLove is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the body.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

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

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

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Timothy LearyIf you listen to neurologists and psychiatrists, you'd never fall in love.

—  Timothy Leary, 1920-1996, American psychologist

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Bob MarleyLove would never leave us alone.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

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William ShakespeareDoubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Hamlet

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

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

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Mignon McLaughlinNo one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

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

—  Cyril Connolly, 1903-1974, British writer

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Anton ChekhovPerhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

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Mignon McLaughlinWhat we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

AnonymousSomeday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else.

—  Anonymous

Friedrich NietzscheLove for life is still possible, only one loves differently: it is like love for a woman whom one does not trust.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Mignon McLaughlinWhen we first fall in love, we feel that we know all there is to know about life, and perhaps we are right.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Mignon McLaughlinWe all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Mignon McLaughlinWe are irritated by rascals, intolerant of fools, and prepared to love the rest. But where are they?

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Mignon McLaughlinGood-looking girls break hearts, and good-hearted girls mend them.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Jean-Paul SartreI love you very much, my dear Beaver.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

     (his last words to his partner Simone de Beauvoir)

Vince LombardiHappy anniversary. I love you.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

     (last words to his wife)

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

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Michel de MontaigneIf you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Zsa Zsa GaborGetting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Lao-TzuBeing deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Wolfgang GoetheIf I love you, what business is it of yours?

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Emile M. CioranLosing love is so rich a philosophical ordeal that it makes a hairdresser into a rival of Socrates.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Charles Caleb ColtonFriendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

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

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergLove is blind, but marriage restores its sight.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

NapoleonIn Love, victory goes to the man who runs away.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

John KeatsLove is my religion - I could die for it.

—  John Keats, 1795-1821, English poet

George Bernard ShawLove is an appetite which, like all other appetites, is destroyed for the moment by its gratification.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Zig ZiglarIt is nobler to love the person next to you than to love mankind in general.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

William ShakespeareSome Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Much Ado about Nothing

DanteLove insists the loved loves back.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet

Pablo PicassoLove is the greatest refreshment in life.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Dorothy ParkerI was always sweet, at first. Oh, it's so easy to be sweet to people before you love them.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

George Bernard ShawFirst love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Mahatma GandhiThe day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Wolfgang GoetheLove does not dominate, it cultivates. And that is more.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheThat which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenLove is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

H.L. MenckenLove is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Woody AllenThe difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Jean-Paul SartreIn love, one and one are one.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

Oscar WildeOne should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeThe mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Somerset MaughamAs if a woman ever loved a man for his virtue.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Somerset MaughamLove is what happens to men and women who don't know each other.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Somerset MaughamThe love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Somerset MaughamThere's always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Niccolò MachiavelliMen are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

John KeatsMy love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you.

—  John Keats, 1795-1821, English poet

John KeatsI have so much of you in my heart.

—  John Keats, 1795-1821, English poet

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

—  Lord Byron, 1788-1824, British poet

Lord ChesterfieldLove has been not unaptly compared to the small-pox, which most people have sooner or later.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Philip SidneyMy dear, my better half.

—  Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English poet & courtier

Charles Caleb ColtonIf you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

Antonio PorchiaThey have stopped deceiving you, not loving you. And it seems to you that they have stopped loving you.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Antonio PorchiaI love you as you are, but do not tell me how that is.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Fernando PessoaIt's love that is inescapable.
Sex is the merest accident.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

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

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Francis BaconIt is impossible to love and be wise.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

G. K. ChestertonThere is the great lesson of “Beauty and the Beast,” that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

La RochefoucauldTrue love is like the appearance of ghosts: everyone talks about it but few have seen it.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

La RochefoucauldIn jealousy there is more of self-love than love.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

La RochefoucauldThere are some who never would have loved if they never had heard it spoken of.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Jean AnouilhLove is, above all, the gift of oneself.

—  Jean Anouilh, 1910-1987, French playwright

Jean AnouilhThere is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

—  Jean Anouilh, 1910-1987, French playwright

Jean AnouilhI don't want people to love me. It makes for obligations.

—  Jean Anouilh, 1910-1987, French playwright

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Khalil GibranOne day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.

—  Khalil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese-American poet & philosopher

Victor HugoLife is a flower of which love is the honey.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Victor HugoLife's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Victor HugoTo love another person is to see the face of God.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Victor HugoLove is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Victor HugoThe first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Paul ValeryLove is being stupid together.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Will DurantLove one another. My final lesson of history is the same as that of Jesus.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Will DurantYou may think that's a lot of lollipop but just try it. Love is the most practical thing in the world.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Helen RowlandA man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her imagination, and then they both speak of it as an “affair of the heart”.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Fyodor DostoyevskyTo be in love is not the same as loving. You can be in love with a woman and still hate her.

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

Jacques LacanLove is giving something you don't have to someone who doesn't want it.

—  Jacques Lacan, 1901-1981, French psychoanalyst

Jacques LacanWhen one loves, it has nothing to do with sex.

—  Jacques Lacan, 1901-1981, French psychoanalyst

Jacques LacanTo love is basically the desire to be loved.

—  Jacques Lacan, 1901-1981, French psychoanalyst

Karl JungWhere love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

—  Karl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist

Sigmund FreudHow bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Sigmund FreudWe must begin to love in order not to fall ill.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Sigmund FreudWe are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Sigmund FreudWhoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Sigmund FreudLove is a state of temporary psychosis.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

La RochefoucauldOne can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Henry David ThoreauLove must be as much a light as it is a flame.

—  Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American writer

Ernest HemingwayIf two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

—  Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961, American writer, Nobel 1954

Elbert HubbardIf we ever damned it will not be because we have loved too much, but because we have loved too little.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Elbert HubbardLife in abundance comes only through great love.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

William ShakespeareLove is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- it’s everything except what it is!

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Romeo and Juliet

Robert FrostLove is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Walt WhitmanWe were together. I forget the rest.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet

Bob MarleyThe biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Bob MarleyShe may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile.. what else matters?

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Bob MarleyYou may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Bob MarleyWe don't need no trouble! What we need is love!

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Anton ChekhovThere is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Jean Jacques RousseauTo write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Jean Jacques RousseauShe was dull, unattractive, couldn't tell the time, count money or tie her own shoe laces... But I loved her.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Zsa Zsa GaborLove should be an inspiration, not an obligation.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborOne of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborTo be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Arthur ClarkeWhen one has to ask, “Am I really in love?” the answer is always “No”.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Eleanor RooseveltIt takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Marcel ProustLove is a striking example of how little reality means to us.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

Marcel ProustLove is space and time measured by the heart.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

Marcel ProustLove is a reciprocal torture.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

William ShakespeareIf music be the food of love, play on.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Twelfth Night

John DrydenLove is love's reward.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

William ShakespeareI am one who loved not wisely but too well.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Othello

Arthur ClarkeIn my life I have found two things of priceless worth - learning and loving. Nothing else - not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake - can possible have the same lasting value.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

William ShakespeareBut love is blind, and lovers cannot see.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ The Merchant of Venice


Bible Quotes

Epistles of PaulLove is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

—  Epistles of Paul ‐ Corinthians 13:4


Latin Quotes

SenecaIf you wish to be loved, love.

Si vis amari, ama.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

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VirgilLove conquers all.

Omnia vincit amor.

—  Virgil, 70-19 BC, Roman poet

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Quotes in Verse

William BlakeLove seeketh only self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Bob MarleyOne love, one heart,
Let's get together and feel alright.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer


Funny Quotes

Phyllis DillerI always wondered how I could tell when the right one came along - but it was easy. He was the only one that came along.

—  Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012, American comedian


Ancient Greek

DiogenesDiogenes said that love is an occupation for the lazy.

Διογένης τον έρωτα είπε σχολαζόντων ασχολίαν.

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

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Proverbs

English proverbWhen poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

—  English proverb

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French proverbLove is friendship without the wings.

—  French proverb

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English proverbLove makes the world go round.

—  English proverb

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Movie Quotes

The Wizard of Oz (1939)A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.

—  from the film The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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In a Lonely Place (1950)I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me.
I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

—  from the film In a Lonely Place (1950)

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A Place in the Sun (1951)I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you before I saw you.

—  from the film A Place in the Sun (1951)

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Love Story (1970)Love means never having to say you're sorry.

—  from the film Love Story (1970)










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