Love Quotes By Philosophers, Poets, and Authors.

Philosophers, poets, and authors have written about love through the ages in ways that even today give us more insight into how we might better live our lives.

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These quotes about love that have come from the teachings of the great philosophers, poets, and authors leave us countless gold nuggets of truth and hope. 

Those of us willing to seek out these wonderful quotes from the great philosophers, poets, and authors will gain a more meaningful, more fruitful, and more vibrant experience and understanding of our lives.

“It is only the souls that do not love in this world.”
Robert Hugh Benson
1871 – 1914 


“Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. it thrives in the face of all life’s hazards, save one – neglect.”

James D. Bryden
1863 – 1938

“Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.”
Robert Frost
1874 – 1963

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“It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less
difficult to know that it has begun.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1807 – 1882

“Love is the strange bewilderment which over-takes one person on account of another person.”
James Thurber 1
884 – 1961
& E.B White
1899 – 1985

“There is nothing so loyal as love.”
Alice Cary
1820 – 1871

“There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.”
 Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.”
Douglas Jerrold
1803 – 1857

“Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?”
551 – 479 BC

“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.”
Ben Franklin
1706 – 1790

 “Love is a tender plant; when properly nourished, it becomes sturdy and enduring, but neglected it will soon wither and die.”
Hugh B. Brown
1883 – 1975

“We are all born for love; it is the principle of existence and its only end.”
Benjamin Disraeli
1804 – 1881

“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”
Madame Anne Germaine de Stael
1766 – 1817

“Lovers are fools, but Nature makes them so.”
Elbert Hubbard

“The mind has a thousand eyes, The heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies when love is done.”
Francis William Bourdillon
1852 – 1921

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1749 – 1832

“By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.”
Lao-tze  aka Lao-tzu,
birth/death unknown,
4th century BC

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
Robert Frost
1874 – 1963

“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations.”
Sigmund Freud
1856 – 1939

“The pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.”
John Dryden
1631 – 1700

“Love makes all hard hearts gentle.”
George Herbert
1593 – 1633

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
1855 – 1934

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