101 Love Quotes to Share with Your Sweetheart

Love, love, love, love, love.

Yes, repeat the word as often as you can, out loud and to yourself.  For what is the meaning of life but love?

Love of that special romantic interest, love of life, love of family and friends, love of all humanity, and love of self.

Love gets your life force vibrating at its highest level.  Love inspires you to do magnificent things.  Love propels you to the pinnacle of life experience, and yes, sometimes it can plunge you into the depths of despair.

But what did Hemingway say? “It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.”

The only life worth living is one that is full of love. So resonate, reverberate, and rejuvenate with love all day long.

To get your love vibration flowing, we have assembled here 101 of the greatest love quotes of all time.

Pick out your favorite, paste it on the wall, meditate on it, and remember, as the Beetles famously sang, that love is all you need.

Oh, and don’t forget to pen one in a note to that special someone!

  1.  “We are most alive when we’re in love.”  John Updike
  2. “There is no charm equal to the tenderness of the heart.”  Jane Austen
  3. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
  4. “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.”  Zane Grey
  5. “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of
    separation.”  Kahlil Gibran
  6. “I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.”  John Keats
  7. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.”  Truman Capote
  8. “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”  Maya Angelou
  9. “Love is the ultimate outlaw.  It just won’t adhere to any rules.  The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice.  Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet.”  Tom Robbins
     
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  10. “True love stories never have endings.”  Richard Bach
  11. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” George Sand
  12. “The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.”  Oprah Winfrey
  13. “Love is when he gives you a piece of his soul, that you never knew was missing.”  Torquato Tasso
  14. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”  Ingrid Bergman
  15. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life, to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain.”  George Elliot
  16. “Oh love will make a dog howl in rhyme.”  Francis Beaumont
  17. “What unites us as human beings is an urge for happiness which at heart is a yearning for union.”  Sharon Salzburg
  18. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”  Mignon McLaughlin
     
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  19. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn
  20. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”  James Baldwin
  21. “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
  22. “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.”  Bil Keane
  23. “Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.”  Lord Byron
  24. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”  Maya Angelou
  25. “Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.”  Jean Anouilh
  26. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  27. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”  Mother Teresa
  28. “Real love is a pilgrimage.  It happens when there is no strategy.”  Anita Brookner
     
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  29. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”  Herman Hesse
  30. “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”  Hubert H. Humphrey
  31. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”  Victor Hugo
  32. “To love is nothing.  To be loved is something.  But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”  T. Tolis
  33. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you.  Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”  Angelita Lim
  34. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only love can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.
  35. “In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”  Theodor Reik
  36. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.”  Jane Austen
  37. “All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  Charles M. Shultz
     
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  38. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken.”  Johnny Weir
  39. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”  Bertrand Russell
  40. “If you love someone, set them free.  If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.”  Richard Bach
  41. “Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” Oscar Wilde
  42. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”  Elizabeth Gilbert
  43. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”  Leo Christopher
  44. “There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.”  Elizabeth Gilbert
  45. “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
  46. “I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.
  47. “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
     
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  48. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”  Jean de la Fontaine
  49. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”  Bryant H. McGill
  50. “There is always some madness in love.  But there is also always some reason in madness.”  Friederich Nietzsche
  51. “If I 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. Mine
  52. “Love is our true destiny.  We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”  Thomas Merton
  53. “Love is like war:  easy to begin but very hard to stop.”  H. L. Mencken
  54. “Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.”   Nick Cannon
  55. “If you wish to be loved, love.”  Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  56. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  Without them humanity cannot survive.”  Dalai Lama
  57. “Thinking of you keeps me awake.  Dreaming of you keeps me asleep.  Being with you keeps me alive.”  Unknown
  58. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”  Sophocles

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  59.  “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”  Plato
  60. “Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.”  Ram Dass
  61. “I am good, but not an angel.  I do sin, but I am not the devil.  I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”  Marilyn Monroe
  62. “I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.”  Nicole Scherzinger
  63. “Where there is great love, there are always wishes.”  Willa Cather
  64. “May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.”  Robert A. Heinlein
  65. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”  Albert Einstein
  66. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”  Oscar Wilde
  67. “Where there is love, there is life.”  Mahatma Gandhi
  68. “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” Kirsten Dunst
  69. “There can be no disappointment where there is not deep love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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  70. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.”  Nikki Giovanni
  71. “I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.”  William Blake
  72. “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.”  John Lennon
  73. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”  Rumi
  74. “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  75. “Love is space and time measured by the heart.”  Marcel Proust
  76. “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
  77. “I love you and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”  Pietro Atetino
  78. “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”  Ferdinand Foch
  79. “Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.”  Edmond de Goncourt
  80. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”  Carl Sagan

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  81. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”  Jane Austen
  82. “Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.”  Ray Stannard Baker
  83. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person.  You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.”  Julia Child
  84. “I know of only one duty, and that is to love.”  Albert Camus
  85. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”  Mother Teresa
  86. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a man cannot live without love.”  Max Muller
  87. “Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.” Ariana Grande
  88. “Life is a game and true love is a trophy.”  Rufus Wainwright
  89. “True love is selfless.  It is prepared to sacrifice.”  Sadhu Vaswani
  90. “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
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  91. “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.”  Katherine Lee Barnes
  92. “True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion real and abiding.”  Ellen G. White
  93. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller
  94. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”  John Lennon
  95. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”  Robert Frost
  96. “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
  97. “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
  98. “The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.”  W. Somerset Maugham
  99. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”  Charles Dickens
  100. “I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much.”  Lady Gaga
  101. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”  Albert Schweitzer
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