Famous Quotes About Love

Legendary Figures Give Their Pieces of Advice About Love

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Some quotes are forgotten; while others go on to make history. Some become so famous that they acquire the status of platitudes. These platitudes then go on to become adages. Here are a few famous quotes about love that have become legends in their own right.

Rabindranath Tagore
"I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever."

Emily Dickinson
"That love is all there is,
Is all we know of love."

Katherine Hepburn
"Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.

Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then."

Charles Dickens
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Love never claims, it ever gives."

Sir Winston Churchill
"Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl. No superior alternative has yet been found."

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." 

Plato
"He who love touches walks not in darkness."

Robert Browning
"What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?"

Emily Bronte
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

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."

Leo Tolstoy
"He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began."

William Shakespeare
"I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old."

Albert Einstein
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

"No, this trick won't work. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"

Mark Twain
"Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century."

"To get the full value of joy
You must have someone to divide it with."