Inspirational Love Quotes

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
— Gilbert K. Chesterton
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
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
— Lao Tzu
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
— Plato
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.
— Alfred Tennyson
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
— Oscar Wilde
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
— Vincent Van Gogh
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
— Benjamin Franklin
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
— Elbert Hubbard
The more one judges, the less one loves.
— Honore de Balzac
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
— Lao Tzu
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
— Kahlil Gibran
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
— Honore de Balzac