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.
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 that go empty 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.
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 1884 – 1961
& E.B White 1899 – 1985
There is nothing so loyal as love.
1820 – 1871
There is only one kind of love,
but there are a thousand imitations.
It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1856 – 1939
The pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
1631 – 1700
Love makes all hard hearts gentle.
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