10 Unconditional Love Quotes Teach Us to Love With No Strings Attached

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True love is selfless and unconditional. True love knows no boundaries. It is not judgmental, but highly accommodating. Unconditional love only gives, but does not take anything in return.

You Find Unconditional Love in Places You Won't Even Look

The love of a mother is unconditional. A dog loves its master unconditionally. An infant has unconditional love for its mother. You will see that naive love is unconditional.

It is tender, caring, and nurturing. The Bible says that Jesus loved his disciples unconditionally. 

Forgiveness Is Unconditional Love

Forgiveness is an intrinsic part of unconditional love. When you love someone deeply, you find the heart to forgive. You can overlook the blemishes because your love overcomes the flaws. Martin Luther King Jr. beautifully put it in words when he said, "He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love." Unconditional love never imposes, never tries to change the other person. Writer Thomas Merton said, "The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

Here are 10 unconditional love quotes to strengthen your heart.

Robert Wagner

"A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad."

C. JoyBell C.

"It should be a privilege to be able to say I love you to someone. It shouldn't be something people say just because they feel like it. A privilege that is earned. They say you have to earn the right to be loved; no, love is unconditional, if you love someone, they don't have to earn it.

But. The right to tell someone that you love them? That has to be earned. You have to earn the right to be believed."

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

"When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth."

John Perry Barlow

"But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

"No matter how many times she was told that she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment."

Ann Brashares

"Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it."

Isabel Allende

"Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are."

Leo Buscaglia

"Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means."

Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

"Unconditional love is like a country of two with no laws and no government. Which is all fine if everyone is peaceful and law abiding. In the wrong hands, though, you got looting and crime sprees, and let me tell you, the people who demand unconditional love are usually the ones who will rob and pillage and then blame you because you left your door unlocked."

Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

"What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love."