39 Beautiful Love Quotes – Hand-picked for You!

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In this list of beautiful love quotes you’ll find quotes about self-love, the power of love, how to love others well, what love is, simply inspirational love quotes and much more!

These curated beautiful quotes about love are thought-provoking, uplifting, inspiring—and sometimes profound. Plus at the end, there’s a Fierce Kindness exercise to learn about yourself too… Enjoy ❤️

Here are 39 of the Most Beautiful Love QuotesMint love heart

  1. “The way the world is right now, we need more love.” Stevie Wonder
  2. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Carl Sagan
  3. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” Zelda Fitzgerald
  4. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
  5. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
  6. “Wisdom tells me I am nothing, love tells me I am everything. Between the two, my life flows.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  7. “Love is the absence of judgment.” Dalai Lama XIV
  8. “Cherish the things you love. Cherish yourself.” Marie Kondo
  9. “We can love what we are, without hating what, and who, we are not.” Kofi Annan
  10. “Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa
  11. “We all have hearts… If you have a heart, love somebody. If you have enough heart, love everybody.” Stevie Wonder
  12. “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” Claude Monet
  13. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Mother Teresa
  14. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” André Gide
  15. “All the people in your life are truly doing the best they can with what they have. People can only love you to the capacity that they are able to love themselves. They can only forgive and embrace you to the capacity that they are able to forgive and embrace themselves. They can only give you what they have the capacity to give. You may think that you deserve more, and you may be correct. But that means nothing if a person simply doesn’t have the ability to give it to you.” Lisa Nichols
  16. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Holy Bible: New International Version
  17. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball
  18. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho
  19. “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Veronica A. ShoffstallVeronica Shoffstall Love Quote Graphic
  20. “You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.” Nina Simone
  21. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” Oscar Wilde
  22. “The first duty of love is to listen.” Paul Tillich
  23. “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David W. Augsburger
  24. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” John Lennon
  26. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” Jane Austen
  27. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” Elizabeth Gilbert
  28. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha
  29. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” Louise Hay
  30. “To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.” June Jordan
  31. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” Robert Fulghum
  32. “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” Martin Luther King
  33. “When you do not require a person to show up as you imagine you need them to be, then you can drop expectation. Then you love them exactly as they are. Yet this can only happen when you love your Self exactly as you are.” N. D. Walsch
  34. “If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the universe.” Emmet Fox
  35. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” Oscar Wilde
  36. “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
  37. “Don’t make your community and loved ones guess what you need. It’s not fair to them. Instead, proactively tell them—in an uplifting way—how to love you.” Lisa Nichols
  38. “Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi
  39. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Plus one more beautiful quote about love:

  • “Love is one of the most powerful healing tools in the universe. Most people forget to use it to build rapport, to deepen their relatedness, and to mend the upset that underlies disagreement and expectation. Sprinkle more love and you will heal only 100% of the time.” Monika Zands

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This bonus beautiful love quote is one of my favourites on self-love:

“Behold thyself in glory. Love thyself as I love you. In this way you honour me. It is my duty to love myself deeply, totally, unconditionally. To see myself as something of great worth. To do less is to deny the task for which I was born. What of my faults and inadequacies? I resolve to love them as part of who I am. I am beautiful because of them. They are part of my uniqueness, like markings on a wild animal. They give me flavour. Make me real. I allow myself and others to make mistakes, miss opportunities and make foolish decisions. I recognise and accept my vulnerability and fragility. My quirks and idiosyncrasies—all part of who I am. I am beautiful and special because of my humanness—in fact, this is where my true beauty lies. As the day accepts the sun and the night accepts the moon, so I accept myself. And so I become complete and whole.”
John Kehoe

Paper Heart for quotes exerciseYour Fierce Kindness Beautiful Love Quotes Practice

To go deeper with these quotes about love, here are 3 next steps:

As you may already know, one of the core principles of Fierce Kindness is creating a deep connection with yourself. So:

  1. Consider which beautiful quote on love:
    • Most UNSETTLES you
    • Most INSPIRES you?
  2. Write out these 2 quotes about love in your journal and ponder these questions over a quiet cup of tea or coffee:
    • WHY do you think you were drawn to them?
    • WHAT do you think the each quote is trying to say to YOU specifically?
    • What are some IDEAS you’ve been having, of changes you could make in your life—however small? (consider how you love yourself, others, your attitude to love, how you feel about life etc.)
  3. Finally, to go even deeper, put your 2 chosen beautiful love quotes somewhere you’ll see them often. And then over the next month, make an effort to notice these quotes—and each time you do, ask:
    • What is this quote teaching me today/now?

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Which are the best love quotes? Well that depends on what you need to hear. Rumi, Mother Teresa, John Lennon, Elizabeth Gilbert—or someone else? You decide! My favourites are numbers 19, 25, 26, 36 and 40.

I’d love to hear which are your favourite quotes about love, comment below and share yours!

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    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Lynda, I’m glad you love these beautiful love quotes 🙂 They took me a long time to find and compile, and are some of my favourites <3 Em x

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi there, a fellow quotes fan I see! Glad you like these quotes about love. Warmly, Emma-Louise

  1. Julie Donahue

    Great list of quotes about love, except #16 lists the author as “Anonymous”. Actually, the beginning of the book of 1 Corinthians identifies the author as the Apostle Paul.

    (“Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in.” 1 Corinthians 1:1)

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Thanks Julie for your further identification. I have updated that quote to include the more detailed biblical reference. It really is a beautiful love quote 🙂 Warmly, Emma-Louise

  2. Emma

    Dear Emma,
    Thanks so much for the love quotes. They really inspire me. I had a question. Are you a Christian or do you believe in Christianity? Thanks,

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi (fellow) Emma,

      I’m so glad you like these beautiful love quotes! And I tried to include quotes from different faiths/perspectives, so I’m glad you noticed 🙂

      Warmly, Emma-Louise

  3. Franklin Gattshall

    Excellent read. I just passed this beautiful love quotes article onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. He just bought me lunch because I found it for him! Thus let me rephrase: Thanx for lunch!

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi Franklin, how very serendipitous 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful lunch. Warmly, Emma-Louise


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