Humanities › Literature Love Proverb Share Flipboard Email Print Guido Mieth / Getty Images Literature Quotations Love Quotes Funny Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Quotations For Holidays Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated March 04, 2019 They say, "Love is all you need." Who is this "they?" Who are these people who are quoted so often that their quotes acquire the status of proverbs? They are people like us who, having fallen in love, could not help putting their feelings in words. Given below are a few such axioms and proverbs on the subject of love. Ovid To be loved, be lovable. Edmund Spenser Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time. Don Byas You call it madness, but I call it love. Ralph Waldo Emerson All mankind love a lover. Plato At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. Barbara de Angelis You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Paul Tillich The first duty of love is to listen. William Shakespeare Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. Woodrow Wyatt A man falls in love through his eyes; a woman through her ears. Torquato Tasso Any time not spent in love is wasted. Anonymous There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love. Jean Paul F. Richter Paradise is always where love dwells. Oscar Wilde Who, being loved, is poor? Jeff Zinnert Never have regrets, follow your heart. Christopher Marlowe Whoever loved that loved not at first sight? Latin Proverb A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. Alfred Lord Tennyson Love is the only gold. Jean Anouilh Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.