39 of the Most Beautiful Quotes About Love - Handpicked for You!

I thoroughly enjoyed researching these quotes about love - and must admit to feeling more relaxed and loving after reading them all. Words really do impact the heart!

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So, who has the best quotes about love? Rumi, Mother Teresa, John Lennon, Tennyson or Elizabeth Gilbert? You decide!

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So, here are 39 of the Most Beautiful Quotes About Love - Handpicked for You!

  1. "A lifetime without Love is of no account. Love is the Water of Life. Drink it down with heart and soul!" Rumi
  2. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu
  3. "Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference." David Oxberg
  4. "Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Mother Teresa
  5. "Don't forget to love yourself." Soren Kierkegaard
  6. "Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet." Plato
  7. "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." Mother Teresa
  8. "Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love." Claude Monet
  9. "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." Mother Teresa
  10. "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." Marilyn Monroe
  11. "It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." André Gide
  12. "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." Mother Teresa
  13. "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." William Shakespeare
  14. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version
  15. "Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings." Anaïs Nin
  16. "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." Lucille Ball
  17. "Love yourself instead of abusing yourself." Karolina Kurkova
  18. "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary." Oscar Wilde
  19. "Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." Zelda Fitzgerald
  20. "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving." Paulo Coelho
  21. "Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." Veronica A. Shoffstall
  22. "The first duty of love is to listen." Paul Tillich
  23. "The giving of love is an education in itself." Eleanor Roosevelt
  24. "There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life." John Lennon
  25. "There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." Jane Austen
  26. "This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something." Elizabeth Gilbert
  27. "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 not." Henry Van Dyke
  28. "Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all."
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  29. "To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now." Alan Cohen
  30. "To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way." June Jordan
  31. "We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love." Robert Fulghum
  32. "What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." Mother Teresa
  33. "What is this precious love and laughter budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound of a soul waking up!" Hafiz
  34. "When you do not require a person to show up as you imagine you need them to be, then you can drop expectation. Then you love them exactly as they are. Yet this can only happen when you love your Self exactly as you are." N. D. Walsch
  35. "Where there is love there is life." Mahatma Gandhi
  36. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." Dr. Seuss
  37. "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." Buddha
  38. "Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." Rumi

And 39 - is a potent and juicy one:

"Behold thyself in glory. Love thyself as I love you. In this way you honour me. It is my duty to love myself deeply, totally, unconditionally. To see myself as something of great worth. To do less is to deny the task for which I was born. What of my faults and inadequacies? I resolve to love them as part of who I am. I am beautiful because of them. They are part of my uniqueness, like markings on a wild animal. They give me flavour. Make me real. I allow myself and others to make mistakes, miss opportunities and make foolish decisions. I recognise and accept my vulnerability and fragility. My quirks and idiosyncrasies - all part of who I am. I am beautiful and special because of my humanness - in fact, this is where my true beauty lies. As the day accepts the sun and the night accepts the moon, so I accept myself. And so I become complete and whole." John Kehoe

Plus a little bonus, I couldn't resist this little beauty from Hafiz:

holiday-office-vector_heart-sm"The heart is a
The thousand-stringed instrument
That can only be tuned with
Love." Hafiz

Happy Valentine's Day!

1  Any errors in these quotes about love are entirely mine. Please let me know if you spot any!

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  1. Ann Werner

    So beautiful, thank you Emma-Louise!
    I thought that perhaps some of them might be a bit 'squidgy' as love quotes can be, but there are some truly lovely quotes here and as I have read them, I have known to whom to forward them.
    Thank you for enabling such positive sharing!

    • Emma-Louise

      Thank-you Ann! I am a big fan of quotes - and love the thought provoking, beautiful and surprising. So glad you love them too. Warmly, Emma-Louise 🙂

  2. Virginia Reeves

    Emma-Louise: Appreciate you running these quotes again this year because we all need a serious boost of a caring attitude towards ourselves and others. I even printed them out to forward to my niece in prison. She likes receiving quotes (shares them with others in the classroom where she teaches) and in knowing she is worthy of loving attention.


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