Quotes About Romantic Love

Here’s to the happy man: All the world loves a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

Venus favors the bold.

Hell, madame, is to love no longer.
George Bernanos

The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.
John Dryden

It is impossible to repent of love.  The sin of love does not exist.
Muriel Spark

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

It is not love, but lack of love, which is blind.
Glenway Wescott

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: it is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
Charles Morgan


Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love.  Or hate.
Joyce Carol Oates

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
Morton Hunt

This is one of the miracles of love: it gives...a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
C. S. Lewis

Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too.
Karl A. Menninger

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of the human existence.
Erich Fromm

If you haven’t at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature.
Phyllis Battelle

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy.  Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Love conquers all.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear...
The First Epistle General of John 4:18

If you want to be loved, love and be lovable.
Benjamin Franklin

It’s love that makes the world go round.
W. S. Gilbert

Love like ours can never die!
Rudyard Kipling

To fear is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
William Shakespeare

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

[Love is the river of life in this world.
Henry Ward Beecher

When love is suppressed, hate takes its place.
Havelock Ellis

Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so.
John Donne

Love is not blind — it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Rabbi Julius Gordon



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