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35 Self love quotes and sayings that show the many beautiful facets of love

Published on April 20, 2018 9:00 AM EST
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Love is usually difficult to describe. More than fleeting emotions, it is the sacrifice that others make to put a smile on our faces. But alas, it is also one of the most painful sources of heartbreak for many people all over the world everyday.

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What is love for you? How do you show someone that you deeply care for them? What happens when you can’t find the right words? During these times, use these beautiful love quotes to help you convey – or even explore – the many facets of this mysterious sentiment.

Whether it’s family, your significant other, or a friend, these love quotes will help you put your feelings into words. Read on to discover some amazing words to help you express your feelings.

Don’t forget to also read our selection of beautiful love yourself quotes.

Self Love quotes when dealing with doubt and fear

1. “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

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

3. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe

4. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

5. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard

6. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

7. “Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” – Barbara de Angelis

8. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  ― William Shakespeare

9. “Love is a better teacher than duty.” – Albert Einstein

10. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

Inspirational love quotes when you’re feeling down and out

11. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” –Helen Keller

12. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

13. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Laozi

14. “Where there is love there is life.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

16. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho

17. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James A. Baldwin

18. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

20. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

Moving love quotes to make you strong

21. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James A. Baldwin

22. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

24. “Can miles truly separate you from friends…If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach

25. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

26. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor

27. “Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

28. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

29. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” – John Lennon

30. “I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.” – Judy Garland

More love quotes, sayings, and messages

31. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

32. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

33. “We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

34. “When love is not madness it is not love.” – Pedro Calderón de la Barca

35. “There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love.” – Nicolas Chamfort

What other wonderful love quotes would you add to the list?

Expressing love isn’t always easy. Whether it’s a family member, a significant other, or a friend, often, we’re just at a loss for what to say. Hopefully, these love quotes were able to put your feelings into words. Find one (or two!) that would help you show someone how much they mean to you.

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