21 Inspiring Love Quotes

So today I would like to share thoughts about love from the people who have walked this earth before us (and from a few who are still here).

1. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
— James Baldwin

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

3. “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

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

5. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
— Herman Hesse

6. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”
— Roy Croft

7. “Love is a friendship set to music.”
— Joseph Campbell

8. “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9. “When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”
— Blaise Pascal

10. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
— Gilbert K. Chesterton

11. “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

12. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
— Leo Buscaglia

13. “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

14. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”
— Lao Tzu

15. “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

16. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato

17. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson

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

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

20. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” — Henry Miller

21. “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 Winfreylove-words5

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