80 Inspirational Love Quotes to Tug Your Heartstrings

80 Inspirational Love Quotes to Tug Your Heartstrings
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Love may be the strongest and most powerful emotion a person could experience at least once in a person’s entire life. May it be a mother’s love for her children, or for a sibling; perhaps an earth-shattering moment when a man falls so deeply in love with a girl. Many stories, poems, and songs have tried to describe what it is to love and what it feels to fall in love. When you try to think of a definition of love in your head, love could indeed be a splendored thing or we just can’t help falling in love. Oh, this crazy thing called love. This could go on for a long time and it could probably be fitting to have its own article. One thing is for sure though, whatever you might be going through — all you need is love. This needs to stop now.

Anyway, here are 80 of the best and inspirational love quotes to tickle your heartstrings and to give your loved one a piece of your heart. Please share and enjoy!

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Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. – James Baldwin

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

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

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. – Lord Byron

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive ? to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. – Morrie Schwartz

If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Herman Hesse

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. – Roy Croft

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. – Blaise Pascal

Love is a friendship set to music. – Joseph Campbell

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. – Leo Buscaglia

Love in its essence is spiritual fire. – Seneca

You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. – Khalil Gibran

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

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love. – Henry Miller

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

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. – Julia Roberts

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

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

A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life. – Andrew Matthews

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 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

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. – Albert Ellis

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. – Benjamin Franklin

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. – Lao Tzu

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

– William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. – Paulo Coelho

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you・I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Tennyson

We are most alive when we’re in love. – John Updike

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

The giving of love is an education in itself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The more one judges, the less one loves. – Honore de Balzac

Love is so short, forgetting is so long. – Pablo Neruda

Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you. – Erich Fromm

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. – Diane Von Furstenberg

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. – Sophocles

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. – Andre Breton

Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all. – Ernest Hemingway

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard

I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be. – Kristen Neff

Love is a better teacher than duty. – Albert Einstein

The best proof of love is trust. – Joyce Brothers

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. – Hubert H. Humphrey

Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one. – Unknown

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody. – James Thurber

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. – Honore de Balzac

If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself. – Barbara De Angelis

When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn・t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits? anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. – Kim McMillen

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. – Wayne Dyer

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. – Anais Nin

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love himself. – Josh Billings

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True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. – Erich Segal

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. – Carl Sagan

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything. – T. Tolis

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do. – David Wilkerson

Fortune and love favor the brave. – Ovid

Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make. – Paul McCartney

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. – A. A. Milne

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles Schulz

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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

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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