43 Short Quotes About Love

The following is a list of short quotes about love. Although love quotes might not seem to be related to the theme of this site, I decided to put this list together because one, it’s Valentines, and two, we all know love can be a powerful motivator for many people. Beautiful works of art have been created in the name of love and unfortunately, even war. This emotion can cause people to feel pure bliss but it can also make people feel like all hope is lost. Love is an important part of life, it’s part of what gives life meaning.

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short quotes about love

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

Stephen Chbosky

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

Dr. Seuss

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

Lao Tzu

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

Nicholas Sparks

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

Robert A. Heinlein

“Where there is love there is life.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Jodi Picoult

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”

Alfred Tennyson

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”


“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

Paulo Coelho

“One love, one heart, one destiny.”

Bob Marley

“The spaces between your fingers were created so that another’s could fill them in.”


“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.”

Melissa Marr

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

Sam Keen

“Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.”


“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


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

Aphra Behn

“I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you.”

Roy Croft

“It was not into my ear you whispered, but my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

Judy Garland

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

Robert Heinlein

“What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven.”

Victor Hugo

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

George Sand

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

Alexander Smith

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is Love.”


“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”

Saint Augustine

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

Victor Hugo

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched but are felt in the heart.”

Helen Keller

“Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.”

Germaine De Stael

“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.”

O.A. Battista

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.”

Leo Buscaglia

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

Amy Carmichael

“Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.”

Erich Fromm

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”

Oscar Wilde

“Love is the best medicine, and there is more than enough to go around once you open your heart.”

Julie Marie

“It takes a second to say I love you, but a lifetime to show it.”


“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”


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

Vincent Van Gogh

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

G.K. Chesterton

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

Felix Adler

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

Leo Buscaglia

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”


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