50 Inspiring Love Quotes and Sayings

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Do you want to express your love, shout it from the rooftops, but don’t know how to put it into words? Or, are you just looking for some love sayings and quotes to inspire you?

Either way, these delightful quotes and saying will do the trick! Penned by poets, celebrities, gurus, and historical figures, each sheds a light on the thing we call “love!”

I’ve even included some self-love quotes!

Inspiring Love Sayings and Quotes

35 Inspiring Love Sayings and Quotes

1. I know I am in love with you because my reality is finally better than my dreams!

Dr. Seuss

2. If you find someone you love in your life, then hold onto that love.

Princess Diana

3. The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.

Yoko Ono

4. If I know what love is, it is because of you.

Hermann Hesse

5. A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

Brendan Francis

6. There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

Sarah Dessen

7. To love is to burn, to be on fire.

Jane Austen

8. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Jesus Christ

9. Love is sharing your popcorn.

Charles Schultz

10. I knew I loved you before I met you.

Savage Garden

11. Love is not merely something you feel; it’s something you do.


12. Love is a verb, not an adjective.


13. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Zora Neale Hurston

14. To say you love is truly romantic, but to act out of love is true love.


15. Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Bette Davis

16. Love is so short; forgetting is so long.

Pablo Neruda

17. Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.

Dolly Parton

18. Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks

19. Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

20. Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me, and I may be forced to love you.

William Arthur Ward

21. I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

22. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare

23. True love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

24. Trust your intuition and be guided by love.

Charles Eisenstein

25. We love because it’s the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

26. Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes.

John Lennon

27. You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

E. E. Cummings

28. You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like its heaven on earth.

William W. Purkey

29. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Barbara De Angelis

30. Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

Madame de Stael

31. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

32. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

33. I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.

Elizabeth Evans

34. Where there is love, there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

35. Your love is better than ice cream.

Sarah McLachlan

15 Self-Love Sayings and Quotes

1. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

Andre Gide

2. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


3. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

Judy Collins

4. Today, you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Dr. Seuss

5. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

Maya Angelou

6. Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

Maxwell Maltz

7. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.

William Shakespeare

8. We accept the love we think we deserve.

Stephen Chbosky

9. One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

Shannon L. Alder

10. My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

11. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

12. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

13. Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.

Parker Palmer

14. Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.

Rob Liano

15. To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Robert Morley


We’re all capable of love, but that doesn’t mean we all know how to express these feelings in words. These inspiring love sayings and quotes say it all!

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