Sad Love Quotes for the Broken-Hearted

You aren't the only one to have suffered and survived

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When does love hurt the most? Is it when your love is unrequited, or when you have been betrayed, or when you break up?

Suffering heartbreak requires a lot of effort to pick up the shattered pieces. Some people are so badly scarred that they avoid getting into relationships again. If you are going through a rough patch in your love life, remember that it is temporary. Take heart from these sad love quotes, which prove that you aren't the only one to have suffered and survived this pain:

Jeff Melvoin: American TV writer, producer

"Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops? If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now?"

Francois de La Rouchefoucauld: French author

"No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking."

Lisa Brooks: American gospel vocalist

"Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: American minister, civil rights activist

"Without love, benevolence becomes egotism."

Percy Bysshe Shelley: English poet

"Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality, and unreserve."

Bette Davis: American actress

"Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime."

Euripides: Greek playwright

"He is not a lover who does not love forever."

William Shakespeare: English playwright, poet

"They do not love that do not show their love."

Humphrey Bogart: American actor

"I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me."

Toni Morrison: American writer

"Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all."

Faraaz Kazi: Indian author

"I wonder if I could take back every 'I love you' ever said to you, would I do it?

Nicholas Sparks: American author, screenwriter

"Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable."

Toni Braxton: American singer

"How could an angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart."

Thomas Carlyle: Scottish philosopher, essayist

"Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith."

Mother Teresa: Roman Catholic nun, saint

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

Anais Nin: French writer

"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing."


"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."

Mary Oliver: American poet

"To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go."