Love Quotations



We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

--Saint Bernard of Clairvaux


You can love a person deeply and sincerely whom you do not like. You can like a person passionately whom you do not love.

--Robert Hugh Benso


To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

--Madame Swetchine


Lovers always think that other people have had their eyes put out.

--Spanish Proverb


How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!

--Sigmund Freud


The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.

--W. Somerset Maugham


When you really want love you will find it waiting for you.

--Oscar Wilde


A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board.

--D. H. Lawrence


The emotion, the ecstasy of love, we all want, but God spare us the responsibility.

--Jessamyn West


The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts.

--Heywood Broun


One makes mistakes: that is life. But it is never quite a mistake to have loved.

--Romain Rolland


Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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

--Alexander Smith


Love which is all-inclusive seems to repel us.

--Henry Miller


Love is the child of freedom, never that of domination.

--Erich Fromm


Love disregards manifest qualities and sees right through them down to the true essential value. Furthermore, love divines all the talents, the still dormant possibilities of the beloved, brings them to life, and thus increases his value.

--Oswald Schreiner


It is nice to feel the atmosphere of love round you once in a while, and nobody out of tune.

--George E. Woodberry


Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are thinking, love yourself for thinking it.

--Thaddeus Golas


Love everywhere tends to magnify both its object and itself. It makes unreasonable claims as to its own strength, depth, duration, and intensity.

--Oscar W. Firkins


With every woman, to love a man is to feel that she must positively know just where he is going as soon as he is out of her sight.

--F. Marion Crawford


The wretched part of it is that we can't love frivolously if we mean it.

--Henry S. Haskins


The more you love someone the more he wants from you and the less you have to give since you've already given him your love.

--Nikki Giovanni


Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man.

--Phyllis McGinley


There's so much of the child in me yet, and life to me means love just as it does to a child--love of many kinds and degrees, but each and all helping us on our way and bringing the journey's end a little nearer the knowledge of God.

--Ellen Glasgow


To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in another only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him.

--Goethe


Perhaps men and women were born to love one another, simply and genuinely, rather than to this travesty that we call love. If we can stop destroying ourselves we may stop destroying others. We have to begin by admitting and even accepting our violence, rather than blindly destroying ourselves with it, and therewith we have to realize that we are as deeply afraid to live and to love as we are to die.

--R. D. Laing


Love does not express itself on command; it cannot be called out like a dog to its master--merely because one thinks he needs to see it. Love is autonomous; it obeys only itself.

--Robert C. Murphy


When the satisfaction or security of another person becomes as significant to one as is one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. So far as I know, under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the word.

--Harry Stack Sullivan


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

--C. G. Jung


To an ordinary human being love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.

--George Orwell


Love does not recognize the difference between peasant and mikado.

--Japanese Proverb


A woman would no doubt need a great deal of imagination to love a man for his virtue.

--John Oliver Hobbes


When a woman likes to wait on a man, that settles it: she loves him.

--E. W. Howe


Most of us love from our need to love not because we find someone deserving.

--Nikki Giovanni


A great many people fall in love with or feel attracted to a person who offers the least possibility of a harmonious union.

--Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs


Perhaps a great love is never returned.

--Dag Hammarskjold


Love is like butter, it goes well with bread.

--Yiddish Proverb


I think, when one loves, one's very sex passion becomes calm, a steady sort of force, instead of a storm.

--D. H. Lawrence


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