Some of the Best Love Sayings and
Very Sweet Love Quotes

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.”
~ Rose Franken (1896-1988)

"Love is an amazing thing - it takes even the most unlikely candidate, adds a surge of emotion and expressiveness, a splash of youthful playfulness and removes cobwebs from the eyes to allow dreams and imagination to dance."


Save heaps of time in your search for the best love sayings and very sweet love quotes. These cute quotations will make you feel warm inside and wanting to sigh "Awwhhh, how sweet". Please keep in mind that the following sweet love quotes are general love quotes with a cute and sweet feel. If you are looking for a specific love category (eg. passion, flirting, wedding love quotes etc), then just click on the love quotes link at the bottom of this page once you've checked out the following adorable quotes:

“A heart that loves is always young.”
~ Greek Proverb

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44), French pilot & poet

“As long as one can admire and love, then one is young forever.”
~ Pablo Casals (1876-1973), Spanish cellist & conductor [Pau Casals i Defilló]

Among the best love sayings over the centuries, Plato's short love quotes and prose of wisdom still resound clearly in the 21st century!
“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”
~ Plato (427-347 BC), Greek philosopher

Oh how very true:
“A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.”
~ Arnold Haultain (1857-1941), author, Quote from Columbo’s Canadian Quotations (1974)

Here, in one of the my personal favourite best love sayings, Twain encourages us to be uninhibited, unrestrained and uncompromising in our pursuit of living a life of excellence and fullness:
"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth”.
~ Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author & humorist

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”
~ Ivan Panin (1855-1942), Russian American lecture in Russian literature

“Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.”
~ Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), English writer & poet

"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), English poet

Of all the very sweet love quotes, there is something particularly simplistic and pure about the following:
“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”
~ Thomas Fuller (1654-1734), British physician, preacher & intellectual, Quote from Gnomologia: Adages and Proverbs, (1732)

“He who love touches walks not in darkness.”
~ Plato (427-347 BC), Greek philosopher

“Honor the ocean of love.”
~ George de Benneville (1703-1793), author & preacher

Best love quotes that are over-flowing with unconditional love:
“If you love someone dearly, your love will grow as you practice looking through that person's eyes as much as into that person's eyes.”
~ Laura Teresa Marquez (details unclear)

“If you want to know how much I love and care for you, count the waves.”
~ Kenneth Koch (1925-2002), American poet, playwright & professor

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
~ Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the founding fathers of the United States, author, politician & diplomat

“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”
~ János Arany (1817-1882), Hungarian journalist, writer, poet & translator

Oh how true this equation of love is:
“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.”
~ Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983), American journalist & author

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.”
~ Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Belarusian-French painter of Jewish origin

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”
~ Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German novelist

Many of the best love sayings speak to exactly where we're at. Our loved ones are different from us, and aren't perfect. While differences sometimes confuse us, depth of love and individual expression of this doesn't need to. It can remain strong:
“Just because someone doesn’t love you in the way you want them to, doesn’t mean that they don’t love you with all they’ve got.”
~ Unknown Author

“Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off.
It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.”
~ Unknown Author

"Love is like being near an open fire on a cold day - it melts away the cold heart, leaving an internal warmth and external glow."


The best love sayings create a picture in the mind's eye or a stiring of emotion in one's spirit. This next sweet love quote reminds me that love is infectious - it attracts other to our playful and poet spirit, our radiant glow and our relaxed demeanour:

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”
~ Victor Hugo (1802-1885); French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist & human rights activist

“Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1842), German author

My mother's favourite of these best love sayings:
“Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.”
~ Unknown Author

These best love sayings can be used as little proverbs and peices of wisdom on which to reflect:
"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."
~ Sydney Smith (1771-1845), English clergyman & essayist

A personal favourite of these best love sayings. This quote shows that with love all things are possible:
“Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.”
~ Alexis Delp (details unclear)

“Love me, and tell me so sometimes.”
~ Gail Hamilton (1833-1896), American writer & essayist [Mary Abigail Dodge]

The best love sayings remind us that true love doesn't die but is courageous and believes the best:
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.”
~ Maya Angelou (1928-), American poet, memoirist & actress

“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.”
~ Barbara De Angelis, American radio host & researcher on relationships & personal growth

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.”
~ Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet [George Gordon Byron]

“May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.”
~ L. O. Baird (details unknown)

“May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.”
~ Robert A Heinlein (1907-1988), American novelist & science fiction writer, Quote from Time Enough for Love (1973)

What magical poetry:
“My lifetime listens to yours.”
~ Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), American poet & political activisit

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
~ Unknown Author

The best love sayings also remind us that we reap what we sow. Even if you've been hurt in love, continue to be a loving person and it will never be a stranger to you:
“One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.”
~ C. T. Davis (details unclear)

These best love sayings reveal that while selfishness and hate wear down, generosity and love liberate:
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.”
~ Socrates (469-399 BC), Classical Greek philosopher

“Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminished.”
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), pioneering American aviator & author

“Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way.”
~ Unknown Author

“Paradise is always where love dwells.”
~ Jean Paul F. Richter (1763-1825), German writer

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