Famous Love Quotes

Famous Quotes for Everlasting Love

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What do Victor Hugo, Carl Jung, John Lennon, Louisa May Alcott, and Socrates have in common? The answer is that they have all commented on the ways of love. Saints, philosophers, psychologists, playwrights, and poets have left their views of love for us to read. From ancient scrolls to classic plays, modern films, and songs, love is a timeless subject. Explore these famous love quotes.

Carl Jung

"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."

Sigmund Freud

"Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness."

Victor Hugo

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved."

Dante Alighieri

"He loves but little who can say and count in words, how much he loves."

George Bernard Shaw

"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else."

John Barrymore

"Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock."

Sigmund Freud

"We are never so helplessly unhappy as when we lose love."

Lord Alfred Tennyson

"He that shuts love out, in turn, shall be

Shut out from love and on her threshold lie,

Howling in outer darkness."

Louisa May Alcott

"Love is a great beautifier."

Nat King Cole

"The greatest thing you ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

William Makepeace Thackeray

"It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all."


"The hottest love has the coldest end."

Henry Drummond

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."

John Lennon

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow."

Thomas Moore

"But there's nothing half so sweet in life

As love's young dream."

George Moore

"The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men, it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough."

William Shakespeare

"If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking you and beat love down."

Margaret Atwood

"The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."

Gloria Gaither

"Line by line, moment by moment, special times are etched into our memories in the permanent ink of everlasting love in our relationships."

Nicholas Sparks

"You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had."

Elisabeth Elliot

"You are loved with an everlasting love. And underneath are the everlasting arms."

From the movie "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1"

"No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let's start with forever."

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