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Love Quotes: 120 Beautiful Sayings for Any Occasion

Love quotes deal with the most intense feeling of all. Make others happy with them or use them for yourself. We have collected the most beautiful sayings and quotes for different occasions for you.

Love quotes have been around since ancient times. Poets, philosophers and scholars puzzled over their feelings and tried to put the mystery of love into words.

Today, the quotes are wonderful to send and give to your loved one, for example for Valentine’s Day. They also make a nice lead-in for wedding invitations and can even help with love woes.

The Best Love Quotes

70 Inspirational Love Quotes

Sometimes it’s not easy to show someone how much they mean to you. That’s why we’ve collected love quotes in different categories for you to use.

Maybe you will even feel inspired while reading them and manage to write down your feelings in your own words. But if that’s not the case, feel free to use our quotes and think of the best way to express your feelings.

Love Quotes for Him

Do you want to tell your boyfriend or husband how much you love him, but you can’t find the right words? Then pick one of our quotes and write him a cute message.

It’s always good to hear how much you mean to someone, no matter how long you’ve been with them. Among these sayings you can find both romantic and cheeky quotes. It is best to find the saying that really suits your partner.

  1. "He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven."
    (Oscar Wilde)
  2. "He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
    (Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights)
  3. "Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back."
  4. "When I hear your voice, the sun is shining."
  5. "I’m much more me when I’m with you."
  6. "I have found the one whom my soul loves."
    (Song of Solomon, 3:4)
  7. "I love you. You annoy me more than I ever thought possible. But I want to spend every irritating minute with you."
  8. "I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine."
    (Song of Solomon 8:3)
  9. "I’m not perfect. I’ll annoy you, piss you off, say stupid things, then take it all back. But put that all aside and you’ll never find a person who cares or loves you more than me."
  10. "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought."
    (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Love Quotes for Her

Love Quotes for Her

There is a little romance in every relationship, and this can take very versatile forms. One of these forms is letters or short messages.

The words themselves play a subordinate role, because what matters most is the gesture. Sweeten your loved one’s day with our sweet love quotes.

  1. "I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be."
    (Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)
  2. "He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began."
    (Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina)
  3. "I could start a fire with what I feel for you."
  4. "Till my last day, I’ll be loving you."
  5. "I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything."
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  6. "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)
  7. "When you are with me, you make me perfect. I love you."
  8. "You give me the kind of feelings people write novels about."
  9. "I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes."
  10. "You can always feel safe in my arms, I’ll never let you go."

Quotes about True Love

Some people pursue the goal of finding true love. Once you have found it, you never want to let it go. To express just that, here are some beautiful quotes about true love.

  1. "True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen."
    (François de La Rochefoucauld)
  2. "I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me."
    (Honoré de Balzac)
  3. "True love has no expiration date."
  4. "True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart."
    (Honoré de Balzac)
  5. "True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does."
    (Torquato Tasso)
  6. "For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow."
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  7. "Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer."
    (Jean de La Fontaine)
  8. "We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack."
    (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  9. "True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things."
  10. "Before you came into my life, I never knew what true love felt like."

Short Love Quotes

Short Love Quotes

Love quotes that are short are particularly easy to remember. They are concise and to the point, but still no less meaningful than some other love quotes.

Short quotes are especially suitable for gift tags, short messages or your social media status. But they also work very well on a wedding invitation or a card to your loved one.

  1. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
    (Lao Tzu)
  2. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
  3. "Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality."
    (Emily Dickinson)
  4. "There is no remedy for love but to love more."
    (Henry David Thoreau)
  5. "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
    (Jane Austen, Emma)
  6. "Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces."
  7. "Where there is love there is life."
    (Mahatma Gandhi)
  8.  "A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
    (Charles Dickens)
  9. "The love we give away is the only love we keep."
    (Elbert Hubbard)
  10. "Love in its essence is spiritual fire."
    (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Cute Love Quotes

Love quotes don’t always have to be extremely romantic. You can also express your love for your sweetheart with our cute quotes.

The quotes are short enough that you can send them as text messages, or you can memorize one of them and quote it to your loved one.

  1. "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever."
    (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
  2. "Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you."
  3. "I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
    (Vincent van Gogh)
  4. "I may not be your first date, kiss or love…but I want to be your last everything."
  5. "I fell in love with the way you touched me without using your hands."
  6. "You will forever be my always."
  7. "Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive."
  8. "I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer."
  9. "You stole my heart, but I’ll let you keep it."
  10. "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
    (Victor Hugo)

Deep Love Quotes to Think About

Love Quotes to Think about

You will often have thought about your feelings and love. For a long time, people have been immortalizing their thoughts in thoughtful statements and wise sayings.

Perhaps these profound quotes will inspire you to think deeply and help you better process your feelings.

Thoughtful love quotes are also especially good for giving as gifts, because they are usually beautifully worded.

For example, you can write a quote on the back of a photo, include it in a love letter, or even give it as a gift in a picture frame.

  1. "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  2. "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
    (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
  3. "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)
  4. "Love is space and time measured by the heart."
    (Marcel Proust)
  5. "Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation."
    (Rabindranath Tagore)
  6. "We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end."
    (Benjamin Disraeli)
  7. "Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good."
  8. "Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."
    (Thomas Fuller)
  9. "A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."
  10. "You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
    (Henry Drummond)

Famous Love Quotes

The following quotes are from famous people or authors. You have probably heard or read some of these sayings before.

  1. "Love does not dominate; it cultivates."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  2. "Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty."
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  3. "Love conquers all."
  4. "Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge."
    (Arthur Rimbaud)
  5. "A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."
    (Thomas Carlyle)
  6. "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
    (Khalil Gibran)
  7. "You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving."
    (Anatole France)
  8. "My heart is and always will be yours."
    (Jane Austen)
  9. "Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
  10. "A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you."
    (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Romantic Love Quotes for Your Soulmate

Romantic Love Quotes for Special Occasions

Love quotes are especially good to use on special occasions. For example, a love quote can be suitable on a wedding invitation, in a wedding speech or when proposing marriage.

However, a love quote can also help you express your feelings on sad occasions such as during a farewell or a funeral speech.

  1. "I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope … I have loved none but you."
    (Jane Austen, Persuasion)
  2. "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night."
    (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)
  3. "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  4. "The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only."
    (Victor Hugo, Les Misérables)
  5. "I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love."
    (William Blake)
  6. "Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
    (Victor Hugo)
  7. "I like the way you make me feel even when I’m nowhere near."
  8. "When I tell you I love you, I am not saying it out of habit; I am reminding you that you are my life."
  9. "I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes."
  10. "I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you."

Love Quotes about Family

In this section you will find some profound sayings about love. They are useful when you are in a thoughtful mood or want to express deep feelings, but you can’t find the right words.

  1. "A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
    (George Bernard Shaw)
  2. "In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  3. "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth."
    (Khalil Gibran)
  4. "In time of test, family is best."
    (Burmese Proverb)
  5. "Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing."
  6. "Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts."
  7. "Treat your family like friends and your friends like family."
  8. "Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong."
  9. "I love my family because they are always behind me and support me in everything."
  10. "Not everyone grew up in a loving family. But if you are one of those who experienced much love within the family, consider yourself fortunate."

Sad Quotes about Love

Sad Quotes about Love

After a bad breakup, it’s often difficult to think positively about love. Sad love quotes can help express your feelings. If you are melancholic, it may help you to record your feelings in a diary entry.

In doing so, you can include a sad love quote that inspires you and gives you hope. You can also use a sad love quote as a social media status to share your feelings with others.

  1. "He is not a lover who does not love forever."
  2. "Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together."
  3. "Tears come from the heart and not from the brain."
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
  4. "He taught me how to love, but not how to stop."
  5. "It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses."
    (George Eliot)
  6. "Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."
    (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  7. "Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
    (Khalil Gibran)
  8. "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."
    (Washington Irving)
  9. "I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life."
  10. "Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you."

Funny Love Quotes

Sometimes it’s better to tackle a serious topic with humor. This can also be the case in love. Many a bad experience in love is easier to deal with if you look back on it with humor. Many of our ancestors wrote about their love experiences humorously.

But even good experiences and insights remain more cheerful in memory if they are presented with a little wit. With a little self-irony, you can smile about the frivolity and silliness that can come with love.

Funny love quotes can lighten up a wedding speech or a marriage proposal, but they can also humorously comfort and console you when love has passed after a breakup.

  1. "The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing."
    (Blaise Pascal)
  2. "By all means marry; If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher."
  3. "I love you more than I love getting drunk. And I really, really love getting drunk."
  4. "If I love you, what business is it of yours?"
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  5. "Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."
    (Jules Renard)
  6. "If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go."
  7. "Forget the butterflies; I feel the whole zoo when I am with you."
  8. "Love is telling someone that his zipper is open or her wig looks too fake."
  9. "I love you with all my belly. I would say heart, but my belly is bigger."
  10. "Love is being stupid together."
    (Paul Valéry)

If you are looking for funny quotes for different occasions, check out this article.

Bible Verses about Love

Love is also an important and frequently recurring theme in the Bible. We have picked out the most beautiful Bible quotes about love and collected them here for you.

The following Bible quotes are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV).

Bible Verses about Love

  1. "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."
    (Colossians 3:14)
  2. "So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
    (1 John 4:16)
  3. "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful."
    (1 Corinthians 13:4-5)
  4. "Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
    bind them around your neck;
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
    So you will find favor and good success
    in the sight of God and man."
    (Proverbs 3:3-4)
  5. "We love because he first loved us."
    (1 John 4:19)
  6. "Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."
    (Romans 12:10)
  7. "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love."
    (1 John 4:18)
  8. "Because you are precious in my eyes,
    and honored, and I love you,
    I give men in return for you,
    peoples in exchange for your life."
    (Isaiah 43:4)
  9. "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
    (Mark 12:30)
  10. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
    (Galatians 5:22-23)

Reasons for Love Quotes

Occasions for Love Quotes

Probably every person feels love. Over the years, we gather many experiences with love.

These can be sad, funny and thoughtful. Many people before us have experienced love and drawn some wisdom from it. In their quotes they have recorded their wisdom.

We can also learn a lot from them and sometimes even smile about their statements. We can identify with many statements and apply them to our lives.

Some quotes are written with such beautiful words that they are certain to make our loved ones happy.

For example, you can memorize a quote and recite it in a romantic moment. Another option is to write a romantic message to your girlfriend or boyfriend with a love quote. Short quotes are also great for your WhatsApp status if you’re in love right now.

Even in a wedding speech, romantic quotes work well. Or how about writing your loved one a love letter with a romantic quote? You can be as creative as you like.

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