17 “To Love And Be Loved” Quotes

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

It’s amazing how many things could be sad with just a few words. Here I put together only ten of the best “to love and be loved quotes” I’ve read. Enjoy, share 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 “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labour, 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

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.”


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.”


10  “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”


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


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

 !!!BONUS!!! And if you need more inspiration around Christmas time check out these love quotes for your Christmas card.

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