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42 Best Love Quotes Of All Time

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Love quotes and sayings bring inspiration and teach us what we never knew about love. Here are the best quotes about love and I love you quotes to share with your loved ones.

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1. “Love is generally valued at its highest during two periods in life: during the days of courting and the days in court.” Lee Marvin

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2. “Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.” Oliver Goldsmith

3. “Love is the most subtle form of self-interest.” Holbrook Jackson

4. “It’s in our thirties that we want friendship. By the forties, we realize that won’t save us any more than love did.” F Scott Fitzgerald

5. “Love is a game of secret stratagems in which only the fools who are fated to lose reveal their true motives.” Eugene O’ Neill

6. “What is love? The need to escape from oneself.” Charles Baudelaire

7. “One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.” Oscar Wilde

8. “I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.” Zelda Fitzgerald

9. “Love is like a cigar. If it goes out, you can light it again-but it never tastes quite the same.” Lord Wavell

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10. “Love is like the measles-all the worse when it comes later in life.” Douglas Jerrold

11. “Love is a disease which fills you with a desire to be desired.” Henri, Comte de Toulouse Lautrec

12. “Love is what’s left over after being in love has burned away.” Louis de Bernieres

13. “Love is a fan club with only two fans.” Adrian Henri

14. “Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays; clutch it and it darts away.” Dorothy Parker

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Inspirational love quotes

1. “Love is the history of a woman’s life. It is an episode in a man’s.” Madame de Stael

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2. “Love is being stupid together.” Paul Valery

3. “Love makes the time pass; time makes love pass.” Anon

4. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” Bertrand Russell

5. “Love is like photography-it develops in the dark.” Noel Coward

6. “It’s easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.” Eric Hoffer

7. “A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” Woodrow Wyatt

8. “A woman does not want her love affairs talked about. Yet she wants everyone to know that someone loves her.” Andre Maurois

9. “Love does not consist in gazing at one another, but in looking together in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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10. “It is the nature of women not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.” Cervantes

11. “No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.” Mignon McLaughlin

12. “To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.” Helen Rowland

13. “A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.” Marjorie Rawlings

14. “Love is moral without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.” Ellen Kay

15. “Follow love and it will flee. Flee it, and it follows ye.” Proverb

16. “Lovr is knowing how to join the temperament of a vampire with the discretion of an anemone.” E M Cioran

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True love quotes

1. “In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.” Margaret Anderson

2. “I love you no matter what you do-but do you have to do so much of it? Jean Illsley Clarke

3. “Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.” John Donne

4. “To love another is to see oneself as another to the other.” R D Laing

5. “To a woman who deeply loves a man, broken betrothal is death itself. Indeed, it is worse.” Marie Stopes

6. “Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.” J M Barrie

7. “Love is so much better when you’re not married.” Maria Callas

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Funny love quotes

1. “There’s no such thing as love. Take a romantic couple to Ethiopia, where there’s no food, and they’ll eat each other.” Howard Stern

2. “Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and deciding she looks like a haddock.” John Barrymore

3. “Face it: love isn’t like the movies. Walt Disney and Doris Day lied to us. I want my money back.” Jean Mitchell

4. “Love cures everything except poverty and toothache.” Mae West

5. “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his wife for his friend.” James Joyce

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I am Onwe Damian Chukwuemeka, the brain behind this blog. I'm a passionate writer who loves everything about relationships, quotes, and self-improvement tips for personal growth.

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