27 Quotes About Love You Can Share With Your Philosophical Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day

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1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

— Lao Tzu

2. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”

— Elbert Hubbard

3. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

— Henry David Thoreau

4. “One word frees us
Of all the weight and pain in life,
That word is Love.”

— Socrates

5. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

— Aristotle

6. “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.”

— Bertrand Russell

7. “To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.”

— Roland Barthes

8. “The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.”

— Walter Benjamin

9. “I know of only one duty, and that is to love.”

— Albert Camus

10. “Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way.”

— Hélène Cixous

11. “Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”

— Immanuel Kant

12. “At the touch of love, every man becomes a poet.”

— Plato

13. “That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

14. “In love, one and one are one.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre

15. “To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.”

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

16. “It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds.”

— St. Augustine

17. “Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.”

— Ayn Rand

18. “Faith is like love, it cannot be forced.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer

19. “But is it what we love, or how we love, that makes true good?”

— George Eliot

20. “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”

— Blaise Pascal

21. “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.”

— Confucius

22. “Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.”

— Søren Kierkegaard

23. “Love alone is the true seed of every merit in you, and of all acts for which you must atone.”

— Dante Alighieri

24. “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”

— Iris Murdoch

25. “Love is not consolation, it is light.”

— Simone Weil

26. “Love is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”

— Voltaire

27. “The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down; aspires and not despairs.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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