Quotes on Love

These quotations from literature and philosophy (French-philosophy) will fuel your papers and essays.

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Quotes from the ancient and medieval eras about Love

Love is such a skillful poet that it makes the poet of whom it pleases. – Plato, The Banquet (4th BC)

Love conquers all. – Virgil, The Bucolics, X, 69 (-37)

There are as many pains in love as there are shells on the beach. – Ovid, The Art of Love (ca. AD 2)

Quotes from the modern era (1492–1789) on Love

Love sees not with the eyes, but with the imagination – William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1600)

Love is a tyrant that spares no one – Pierre Corneille, The CID (1637)

Contemporary quotes (1789 present) on Love

Love is a spring plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins where it clings. Gustave Flaubert, Letter to Louise Colet (October 7, 1846)

Love is without patience, it hopes too much, the least negligence appears to it as an insult. – Alain, Proposals on education (1932)

To love is not to look at each other, it is to look together in the same direction. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des hommes (1939)

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