A collection of quotes on and about love.


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

G.K. Chesterton


"Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it."

Rabindranath Tagore


"Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted."

Rabindranath Tagore


"To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


"We like, we cherish, we are very, very fond of - but we never love again."

Jerome K. Jerome


"Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart."

Charles Dickens


“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”

Victor Hugo


"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all."

Thomas Hardy


“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”

Leo Tolstoy


"And all for love, and nothing for reward."

Edmund Spenser


“The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.”

W. Somerset Maugham


"When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget."

Helen Hunt Jackson


"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel."

Anthony Trollope


“Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand. ”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"Hell is wherever Love is not, and Heaven is Love's location"

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"There is no language that love does not speak"

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes"

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"Love has no age, no limit; and no death."

John Galsoworthy


“The heart was made to be broken.”

Oscar Wilde


“Hearts are not to be had as a gift, hearts are to be earned.”

W.B. Yeats


"So nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life."

Edgar Rice Burroughs


"People hate as they love, unreasonably."

William Makepeace Thackeray


"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."

William Makepeace Thackeray


“Soul meets soul on lovers lips.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley


"Love, like reputation, once fled, never returns more."

Aphra Behn


"Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret."

Aphra Behn


"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life."

Aphra Behn


“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.”

Kahlil Gibran


“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

Kahlil Gibran


"But love is blind, and lovers cannot see."

William Shakespeare


"Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply."

Zane Grey


"Judge not my passion by my want of skill; Many love well, though they express it ill."

Anne Finch


"I am a lover and have not found my thing to love."

Sherwood Anderson


"Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given."

Mary Cholmondeley


“Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.”

William Congreve


“Similarity of opinion is not always—I think not often—needed for fullness and perfection of love.”

Elizabeth Gaskell


"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along."
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.


"The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned."

W. Somerset Maugham