17 Timeless Love Quotes

‘To love or have loved, that is enough.’
February 9, 2017

Love is so many things: gentle, liberating, warm, timeless. Love is the binding that seals our very existence. Love keeps us whole and encourages us to share the adoration we feel for others, and even to cherish ourselves. If it feels like love is hiding from your surroundings, know that you can always find it within—because it is never out of reach.

Need some warmth in your life, or know someone who does? Share the love with these 17 classic quotes.

Related: 8 Traits of Healthy Relationships

17 Timeless Love Quotes

1. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


17 Timeless Love Quotes

2. “ ’Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson


17 Timeless Love Quotes

3. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” —Nicholas Sparks


17 Timeless Love Quotes

4. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” —Charles Dickens


17 Timeless Love Quotes

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


17 Timeless Love Quotes

6. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” —Pablo Picasso


17 Timeless Love Quotes

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


17 Timeless Love Quotes

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


17 Timeless Love Quotes

9. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” —William Shakespeare


17 Timeless Love Quotes

10. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” —Voltaire


17 Timeless Love Quotes

11. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” —Zelda Fitzgerald


17 Timeless Love Quotes

12. “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star...” —E.E. Cummings


17 Timeless Love Quotes

13. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.”―Truman Capote


17 Timeless Love Quotes

14.  “When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.” —Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


17 Timeless Love Quotes

15. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” —Lao Tzu


17 Timeless Love Quotes

16. “Where there is love there is life.” —Mahatma Gandhi


17 Timeless Love Quotes

17. “Who, being loved, is poor?” —Oscar Wilde

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