Margaret Atwood said, “The Eskimos (Inuit) have 52 words for snow because it is so special to them; there ought to be as many for love!”
While there may not be so many words for love, there are numerous ways to express it to your partner and none better than with a quote. This Valentine’s Day surprise your true love with a handwritten note using one of these meaningful love quotes from well-known literary figures, musicians and philosophers.
Wise Quotes About What Love Really Is
True love is everlasting, but everyone who has experienced true love knows that it is not always easy. The following quotes express this sentiment beautifully and offer some great advice on keeping a relationship hot.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. ” Charles Dickens
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. ” Antoine de St. Exupery
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
- Kahil Gibran
Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. ” Erich Fromm
In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person. ” Margaret Anderson
Quotes About Romantic Love
Anyone who has ever experienced ‘falling in love,’ knows the symptoms of ‘Romantic Love,’ some of which include:
- queasy feeling in stomach
- inability to focus
- loss of appetite
- inability to stop thinking about the other person
- a feeling of being ‘love sick’
Romantic Love, the first stage of falling in love, literally sweeps the lovers off their feet. For lovers experiencing this, here are some excellent Valentine’s Day quotes.
She walks in Beauty like the night
of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
- Lord Byron
Bright are the stars that shine,
Dark is the sky.
I know this love of mine
Will never die.
And I love her.
Let’s think of the future,
forget the past.
You’re not my first love,
but you’re my last.
Take the love that I bring
then I’ll have everything.
As long as I have you.
- Elvis Presley
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ” Plato
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ” e.e. cummings
Philosophical Quotes About Love
Philosophers and those that love to ponder life’s big questions have always been drawn to the topic of love. The following quotations look at how different people have viewed love over time.
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 eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ” Robert Browning
The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love. ” Henry Miller
Who, being loved is poor? ” Oscar Wilde
All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love. ” Leo Tolstoy
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Words of Love
One of the most powerful expressions about what love is love comes from Les Miserables, “Beggars at the Feast” lyrics: To love another person is to see the face of God.