Our Favorite Love Quotes for Valentine's Day

Our Favorite Love Quotes for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is an occasion to celebrate love in its many forms—divine, romantic, platonic, familial. We hope these inspiring quotes bring you warmth and joy in the season of love.

  • Guideposts: A light glows from deep within a snow-covered forest

    The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

    —Morrie Schwartz, sociology professor and author

  • Guideposts: A close-up of a young woman playing violin

    Love is a friendship set to music.

    —Joseph Campbell, author

  • Guideposts: Two mittened hands make a heart shape, with the sun on the horizon shining through

    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, poet

  • Guideposts: A puppy surprises a kitten with an affectionate slurp

    You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.

    —Julia Roberts, actress

  • Guideposts: Beams of sunlight peek over snow-covered mountain peaks

    At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

    —Plato, philosopher and mathematician

  • Guideposts: Two hands enfold a coffee cup with a heart shape in the foam

    The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

    —Helen Keller, author

  • Guideposts: Mittened hands hold a snowball in the shape of a heart

    Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

    —Oscar Wilde, author

  • Guideposts: Two flowering trees in an open field, under a deep blue sky

    Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

    —Khalil Gibran, artist, poet and writer

  • Guideposts: A puppy cuddles with a young woman

    If you would be loved, love, and be lovable.

    —Benjamin Franklin, author, inventor and statesman

  • Guideposts: A single red rose against a field of green

    I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

    —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, author and civil rights activist

  • Guideposts: An older couple clasps hands while seated in beach chairs at the seashore

    The love we give away is the only love we keep.

    —Elbert Hubbard, author and philosopher

  • Guideposts: An infant's hand rests upon the palm of a senior man's hand

    Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

    —Andre Breton, author and poet

  • Guideposts: A grandmother holds her granddaughter close in a hammock

    Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.

    David Wilkerson, pastor and author

  • Guideposts: Two small dogs snuggle under a throw, with just their snouts sticking out

    Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

    —Vincent Van Gogh, painter

  • Guideposts: A woman gazes up at multicolored balloons floating in the air

    Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.

    —Wayne Dyer, author and speaker

  • Guideposts: A young couple sits side by side on a park bench

    Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

    —Ann Landers, advice columnist and author


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