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77 “To Love And Be Loved” Quotes

To love and be loved quotes – be inspired to … well, love

It’s amazing how many things could be said with just a few words.

Even the greatest kings of this world, whose hearts seemed to be untouchable, experienced true love in their lives, and shared their thoughts without thinking twice.

We all know Shakespeare’s wisdom poems about love or Edgar Alan Poe, but have you ever thought of Martin Luther King talking about love?

These 77 “to love and be loved” quotes comprise the sublime feeling of love experienced by so many people and now you too.

Enjoy, share, spread the love, and most important – experience what is it like to love and be loved.

1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”– Lao Tzu

2. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

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3. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

4. “I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.” – Rumi

5. “Let us choose one another as companions!

Let us sit at each other’s feet!

Inwardly we have many harmonies – think not

That we are only what we see.” – The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak

6. “The quest for Love changes us. There is no seeker among those who search for Love who has not matured on the way. The moment you start looking for Love, you start to change from within and without.” – The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak

7. “The real challenge is to love the good and the bad together, not because you need to take the rough with the smooth but because you need to go beyond such descriptions and accept love in its entirety.” – The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak

8. “You can purify your body through fasting and abstinence, but only love will purify your heart.”- The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak

9.  “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi

10. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult, “My Sister’s Keeper”

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11. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”  – Rumi

12. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate than when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo  Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

13. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou

14. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

15. “LOVE might not be the right word. I love you in every breath and every heartbeat.” – Namrata, To Love And Be Loved

16. “No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved, but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason.” – Shakespeare, As You Like It

17. “To Love and be Loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott

18. “You always gain by giving love.” – Reese Witherspoon

19. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran

20. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë

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21. “Love recognizes no barriers.” – Maya Angelou

22. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

23. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” – John Updike

24. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

25. “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.” – Blaise Pascal

26. “Love is a friendship that has caught fire.” – Ann Landers

27. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

28. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana

29. “I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” – ”The Wedding Date”

30. “I fell in love with the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars”

31. “A simple “I love you” means more than money.” – Frank Sinatra

32. “The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is fall in love with you.” – Beth Pearson, “This Is Us”

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33. “L is for the way you look at me. O is for the only one I see. V is very, very extraordinary. E is even more than anyone that you adore can LOVE.” – Nat King Cole

34. “You don’t marry someone you can live with — you marry someone you cannot live without.” -Unknown

35. “I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook”

36. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

37. “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

38. “There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make you feel my love.” – Bob Dylan

39. ” ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

40. “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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41. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss

42. “That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call them something else.” – ”Sixteen Candles”

43. “Love is the flower; you’ve got to let it grow.” -John Lennon

44. “Maybe I don’t know that much but I know this much is true, I was blessed because I was loved by you.” – Celine Dion

45. “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” – Audre Lorde

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46. “Love loves to love love.” – James Joyce

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

48. “Love is an endless act of forgiveness.” – Beyoncé

49. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz

50. “First and foremost, self-love, and then give love away.” – Katy Perry

51. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis

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52. “All you need is love.” – The Beatles

53. “I’d never lived before your love.” – Kelly Clarkson

54. “At a touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

55. “In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

56. “You had me at hello.” – Jerry Maguire

57. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”

58. “To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.” – Pablo Neruda

59. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

60. “I know of only one duty, and that is to love.” – Albert Camus

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61. “When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.” – Leo Tolstoy

62. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito

63. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – George Eliot

64. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” – Nat King Cole

65. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi

66. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

67. “Oh, how a quiet love can drown out every fear.” – Jessica Katoff

68. “I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

69. “I’ve tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it’s still I love you.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

70. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love.” – Mr. Darcy, ‘Pride and Prejudice’

71. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne

72. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” -Alfred Tennyson

73. “Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.” – Dolly Parton

74. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – ”When Harry Met Sally”

75. “Some love stories aren’t epic novels. Some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” – ”Sex and the City”

76. “Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.” – David Byrne

77. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

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BONUS: If you need more inspiration around Christmas time, check out these love quotes for your Christmas card.

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