January A to Z: Love Quotes

If you were following Find Keep Love‘s Twitter feed (@FindKeepLove) or Facebook page in January, we went through an A to Z of Love Quotes, covering musings on love by some of the greatest and most famous minds – philosophers, scientists, musicians, doctors, businessmen, and more. The following is the pick of the bunch; from Shakespeare to Stephen King, Einstein to Oprah, Mother Theresa to Christian Dior. As you’ll see below, love is thought of in many different ways, but it is something that we all experience, and hopefully this collection of quotes provokes your own thinking on love.

  • All days are nights to see till I see thee,
    And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me. – Shakespeare
  • A life without love is like a year without summer. – Swedish proverb
  • Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. – Anonymous
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
  • Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. – Saint Augustine
  • Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? – Richard Bach
  • Do I love you because you are beautiful,

    Or are you beautiful because I love you?

     – Rodgers and Hammerstein

  • Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love. – Honore de Balzac
  • Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Kahlil Gibran
  • Faults are thick where love is thin. – Anonymous
  • For, you see, each day I love you more,
    Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. – Rosemonde Gérard
  • Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein

  • Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says “For the woman I love” and the second, “For my best friend”. – Anonymous

  • Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

  • He whom love touches not walks in darkness. – Plato

  • Hearts are not to be had as a gift. Hearts are to be earned. – William Butler Yeats

  • If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. – Anonymous

  • I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. – Pearl S. Buck

  • If I had to choose between loving you and breathing, I would use my last breath to say I love you. – Anonymous

  • Just because somebody doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have. – Anonymous

  • Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

  • Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. – Oscar Wilde

  • Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend. – Jeremy Taylor

  • Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

  • Love is not looking at each other, but looking together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • Love is the little things we do for each other. – Anonymous

  • Love is a wonderful thing. You never have to take it away from one person to give it to another. There’s always more than enough to go around. – Pamela de Roy

  • Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away. – Tom Wilson

  • Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. –

    Oprah Winfrey

  • Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. – Sydney Smith

  • Live for love. Without love, you don’t live. – Anonymous

  • Line by line, moment by moment, special times are etched into our memories in the permanent ink of everlasting love in our relationships. – Gloria Gaither

  • Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. – Anonymous

  • Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. – Song of Solomon 8:7

  • May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love. – L.O. Baird
  • Men always want to be a woman’s first love – what women like is to be a man’s last romance. – Oscar Wilde
  • Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy. – Henry Kissinger
  • No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying. – Anonymous
  • Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. – Charlie Brown
  • Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live. – Anonymous
  • One forgives to the degree that one loves. – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  • One is very crazy when in love. – Sigmund Freud
  • One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one’s self loved is to be cheerful; joy softens more hearts than tears do. – Madame de Sartory
  • Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. – George Eliot
  • Please be careful with my heart. You can take it, just don’t break it or my world would fall apart. – Anonymous
  • People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. – Mother Teresa
  • Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. – Peace Pilgrim
  • Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful — a thought that is love. – Mary Manin Morrissey
  • Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. – Henry Ford
  • Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. – Matthew Arnold
  • Real loss only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. – from Good Will Hunting
  • So, fall asleep love, loved by me… for I know love, I am loved by thee. – Robert Browning
  • Someone who does not run towards the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives. – Rumi
  • Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I’m yours forever. – Anonymous
  • Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour. – Mother Teresa
  • Take love, multiply it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever… and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you. – from Meet Joe Black
  • The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. – Anonymous
  • The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. – Stephen King
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller
  • The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. – Anonymous
  • The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
  • Ultimately love is everything. – M. Scott Peck
  • Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense. – E. E. Cummings
  • Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. – Publilius Syrus
  • Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  • We are not loved because we are valued; we are valued because we are loved. – William Sloan Coffin
  • What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. – Anonymous
  • What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. – Pearl Bailey
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix
  • Why do people have to lose things to find out what they really mean? – Anonymous
  • (e)Xpose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. – Jim Morrison
  • You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it. – Henny Youngman
  • You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen
  • You don’t love someone because they’re beautiful, they are beautiful because you love them. – Anonymous
  • You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it. – Anonymous
  • Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest. – Christian Dior

What are your favourite quotes on love?

Throughout February, Find Keep Love posted an A to Z of inspirational quotes, and please do keep in touch on Twitter and Facebook. If there are any topics you’ve been thinking about yourself and want covered on the blog, leave a comment below or contact Find Keep Love at findkeeplove@gmail.com.


One thought on “January A to Z: Love Quotes

  1. And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make – Lennon/McCartney (Actually, you can mine The Beatles for a long time here – both before and after they split up – and get some great material)
    If I were a Carpenter, and you were a Lady, would you marry me anyway, would you have my baby? – written by Tim Hardin, originaly recorded by Bobby Darin, and covered by all and sundry since.

    Or for something much longer, and in a much less likely source I give the following from Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing “Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that’s right. Ooh, it’s a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he’s down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love.”

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