150+ Inspirational Quotes About Love to Express Your Feelings

Finding the right words to express your feelings of love can be tough. You might feel a whirlwind of emotions, but when it comes time to speak from the heart or jot down that perfect note, you’re lost for words.

Love is a complex mix of joy, passion, and a deep connection with someone else – how can you capture all that in just a few phrases?

Lucky for you, we’ve gathered over 150 inspirational love quotes from some of the greatest minds, like Victor Hugo and Mahatma Gandhi, to contemporary poets who have mastered expressing affection.

Whether it’s your sweetheart’s birthday or an ordinary day made extraordinary by saying “I love you,” our collection caters to every moment with tender wisdom. Dive into this treasure trove of heartfelt sayings to help you articulate those butterflies in your stomach.

Ready to spread some love? Keep reading!

150 Inspirational Love Quotes

  1. “Love is not about possession, love is about appreciation.”

    Osho

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

    David Viscott

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Audrey Hepburn

  5. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  7. “Love is an endless act of forgiveness. Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”

    Hannah Arendt

  8. “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

    Marilyn Monroe

  9. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

    Nicholas Sparks

  10. “We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.”

    Goethe

  11. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

    Plato

  12. “Love is not about how many days, months, or years you have been together. Love is about how much you love each other every single day.”

    Unknown

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

    Andre Breton

  14. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”

    William Saroyan

  15. “Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.”

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

    Lao Tzu

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

    Eva Gabor

  18. “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

    Robert Browning

  19. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

    Franklin P. Jones

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

    Max Muller

  21. “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other.”

    Felix Adler

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

    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  23. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”

    Voltaire

  24. “In love, one and one are one.”

    Jean-Paul Sartre

  25. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

    Albert Ellis

  26. “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

  27. “Love is when you give someone else the power to destroy you, and you trust them not to do it.”

    Unknown

  28. “Love is the poetry of the senses.”

    Honoré de Balzac

  29. “To love is to burn, to be on fire.”

    Jane Austen

  30. “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”

    Blaise Pascal

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

    Peter Ustinov

  32. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  33. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

    Charles Dickens

  34. “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

    George Sand

  35. “Love is when you sit beside someone doing nothing, yet you feel perfectly happy.”

    Unknown

  36. “Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all life’s hazards, save one—neglect.”

    James D. Bryden

  37. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

    Nat King Cole

  38. “Love is not a volunteer thing.”

    Samuel Richardson

  39. “Love is a better teacher than duty.”

    Albert Einstein

  40. “Any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person’s nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what is done by a natural impulse.”

    Plato

  41. “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.”

    Nicholas Sparks

  42. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

    Robert Frost

  43. “Love is not a because, it’s a no matter what.”

    Jodi Picoult

  44. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

    Dr. Seuss

  45. “The best proof of love is trust.”

    Joyce Brothers

  46. “Love is a friendship set to music.”

    Joseph Campbell

  47. “Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can’t live without.”

    Rafael Ortiz

  48. “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

  49. “Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.”

    Vincent van Gogh

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

    Euripides

  51. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”

    Henry Miller

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

    Barbara De Angelis

  53. “Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count.”

    Michelle St. Amand

  54. “The first duty of love is to listen.”

    Paul Tillich

  55. “Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.”

    Samuel Johnson

  56. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”

    Erich Segal

  57. “Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.”

    Barbara De Angelis

  58. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.”

    Nikki Giovanni

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  60. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  61. “The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being.”

    Tom Robbins

  62. “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.”

    Madonna

  63. “Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”

    Tom Wolfe

  64. “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”

    James Thurber

  65. “The best proof of love is trust.”

    Joyce Brothers

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

    Torquato Tasso

  67. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

    Henry David Thoreau

  68. “Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief.”

    Robert Fulghum

  69. “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”

    Janos Arany

  70. “Love is not losing freedom, it is sharing freedom with another.”

    Unknown

  71. “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.”

    Joan Crawford

  72. “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.”

    Woody Allen

  73. “Love is a wild force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

    Paulo Coelho

  74. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”

    David Wilkerson

  75. “The giving of love is an education in itself.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  76. “We can only learn to love by loving.”

    Iris Murdoch

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

    Ben Hecht

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

    G.K. Chesterton

  79. “Love is a better master than duty.”

    Albert Einstein

  80. “Love is the only gold.”

    Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

    David Viscott

  82. “Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.”

    Ken Keyes

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

    Mother Teresa

  84. “Anytime you love someone more than they deserve, you always end up with more pain than you deserve.”

    Unknown

  85. “Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.”

    Rabindranath Tagore

  86. “Love is not about property, diamonds and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.”

    Pablo Neruda

  87. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”

    John Lennon

  88. “The heart is forever inexperienced.”

    Henry David Thoreau

  89. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

    Julia Roberts

  90. “In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”

    Theodor Reik

  91. “The more one judges, the less one loves.”

    Honoré de Balzac

  92. “Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and you find out you still care for that person.”

    Unknown

  93. “A life without love is like a year without summer.”

    Swedish Proverb

  94. “Love is a game that two can play and both win by losing their heart.”

    Eva Gabor

  95. “Love is not about who you live with. It’s about who you can’t live without.”

    Unknown

  96. “Love is the beauty of the soul.”

    Saint Augustine

  97. “Being deeply loved gives you strength; loving deeply gives you courage.”

    Lao Tzu

  98. “Love is when you don’t have to be with another person to touch their heart!”

    Torquato Tasso

  99. “The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.”

    Anais Nin

  100. “Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.”

    Jeff Zinnert

  101. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.”

    Loretta Young

  102. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”

    Voltaire

  103. “Where there is love there is life.”

    Mahatma Gandhi

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

    John Lennon

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

    Victor Hugo

  106. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”

    Ursula K. Le Guin

  107. “Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.”

    Ann Landers

  108. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”

    Elbert Hubbard

  109. “Love is when you know all about someone, and you still want to be with them more than any other person.”

    Unknown

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

    Erich Fromm

  111. “We loved with a love that was more than love.”

    Edgar Allan Poe

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

    Eva Gabor

  113. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”

    Jodi Picoult

  114. “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.”

    Felix Adler

  115. “Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

    Franklin P. Jones

  116. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”

    T. Tolis

  117. “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.”

    Mignon McLaughlin

  118. “Love is not about how much you say ‘I love you,’ but how much you can prove that it’s true.”

    Unknown

  119. “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

    H. L. Mencken

  120. “Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart.”

    Unknown

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

    André Breton

  122. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”

    William Shakespeare

  123. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”

    Helen Keller

  124. “Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.”

    Rabindranath Tagore

  125. “Love is a wild force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us.”

    Paulo Coelho

  126. “Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.”

    Ken Keyes

  127. “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  128. “Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.”

    Erich Fromm

  129. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

    Pablo Neruda

  130. “Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.”

    Erich Fromm

  131. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

    Albert Ellis

  132. “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 Baldwin

  133. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”

    Henry Miller

  134. “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

  135. “Love is not something you feel. It’s something you do.”

    David Wilkerson

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

    Plato

  137. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  138. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”

    Nicholas Sparks

  139. “Love is not a volunteer thing.”

    Samuel Richardson

  140. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”

    Dalai Lama XIV

  141. “Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.”

    Barbara De Angelis

  142. “Love is showing your partner they’re safe, you’ll catch them if they fall, and you’ll drop everything if they need you.”

    Unknown

  143. “Love is not about possession. It’s all about appreciation.”

    Chinese Proverb

  144. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  145. “Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.”

    Dolly Parton

  146. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

    Bryant H. McGill

  147. “Love is not about how many days, months, or years you have been together. Love is about how much you love each other every single day.”

    Unknown

  148. “The essence of love is kindness.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson

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

    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  150. “True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.”

    Michael Bassey Johnson

In Summary

Wow, 150 love quotes for all those special times! You can find just the right words for him or her. There are even sad quotes to comfort a broken heart. Think about how you might use these sayings to warm someone’s day.

How will you share these powerful messages with people you care about? Imagine their smile when they see your framed quote or custom pillow. Let these words inspire you to spread love in beautiful ways every day!

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