Love Quotes: 39 Best Quotes About Love for Your Partner + Yourself

The all-time best love quotes for weddings.
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What to say when words fail? Let someone else do the talking! Sometimes it’s hard to portray how you really feel but thankfully there are authors, playwrights, musicians, philosophers, poets, and more who have somehow crafted words into sentences that move us to the core. Below, we rounded up our favorite love quotes that do just that.

Quotes about love for your partner — to jot down in a card or a Valentine. To recite in your vows. To send in a text. And we even included self-care quotes for yourself. Because in the end, love really is all you need.

The Best Love Quotes

The all-time best love quotes for weddings.
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1. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato

2. “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

3. “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” — Agatha Christie

4. “Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

5. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” — Maya Angelou

6. “Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.” — Rumi

7. “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.” — Gandhi

8. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” — Oscar Wilde

9. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

11. “I have found the one whom my soul loves.” Song of Solomon 3:4

12. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” — Albert Ellis

13. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” — Ingrid Bergman

14. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston

15. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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

17. “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” — Mother Teresa

Love Quotes for Him

The all-time best love quotes.
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18. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

19. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” — Honore de Balzac

20. “for you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me
it means there is beauty rooted
so deep within you
you can’t help but
see it everywhere”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

21. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” — John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

22. “Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.” — André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name

23. “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” — Jean Illsley Clarke

Love Quotes for Her

The all-time best love quotes.
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24. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” ― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

25. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — Norah Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

26. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

27. “I knew I loved you
when ‘home’ went from being a place
to being a person.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

28. “yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
—you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars” — E.E. Cummings, #38

29. “I ask you to pass through life at my side — to be my second self, and best earthly companion.” -Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Our Favorite Self Love Quotes

The all-time best love quotes.
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30. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

31. True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest

32. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

33. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho

35. “And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” – Nayyirah Waheed

36. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin Van Vuren

37. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
― Brené Brown

38. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
― Diane Von Furstenberg

39. “how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey