25 love phrases from great authors of world literature

Love quotes

Approaches Valentine's Day. A holiday that many celebrate and many abhor. Some think that it is simple fashion, one more of the imported foreign ones. Others say that it is an invention of the department stores and businesses of the branch. And others are indifferent because love and LOVE must be celebrated every day. For having it in all its forms.

By here we lavish it on literature, towards the writers who make it possible for us. And also the love, the passions or the torments that it means. As well, let's refresh a few of those millions of phrases inspired by the greatest and most powerful of feelings. For the best and the worst it can bring out of the human being. With some we will agree more and with others we will not. But they all have their reason.


1. There are so beautiful loves that they justify all the crazy things that they make commit. Plutarch

2. Love is made up of a single soul that inhabits two bodies. Aristotle

3. Offering friendship to those who ask for love is like giving bread to those who are dying of thirst. Ovidio

4. Love conquers all things. Let's give way to love. Virgilio

5. Love and do what you want. If you keep quiet, you will keep quiet with love; if you scream, you will scream with love; If you correct, you will correct with love, if you forgive, you will forgive with love. Tacit

Spanish and Latin Americans

6. Love is intensity and for this reason it is a relaxation of time: it stretches the minutes and lengthens them like centuries. Octavio Paz

7. In matters of love, crazy people are the most experienced. Never ask the sane about love; the sane love sane, which is like never having loved. Jacinto Benavente

8. True love is not self-love, it is what makes the lover open up to other people and to life; does not harass, does not isolate, does not reject, does not persecute: it only accepts. Anthony Gala

9. There are those who have come into the world to love only one woman and, consequently, they are not likely to stumble upon her. Jose Ortega y Gasset.

10. You are teaching me to love. I did not know. To love is not to ask, it is to give. My soul, empty. Gerardo diego

11. That is why I judge and discern, by something certain and notorious, that love has its glory at the gates of hell. Miguel de Cervantes

12. The root of all passions is love. Sadness, joy, happiness and despair are born from him. Lope de Vega


13. There is only something emptier than having lived without love and that is having lived without pain. Jo Nesbø

14. To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already half dead. Bertrand Russell

15. Not being loved is a simple misfortune; the real misfortune is not loving. Albert Camus

16Love is the longing to get out of oneself. Charles Baudelaire

17. Love letters begin without knowing what is going to be said and end without knowing what has been said. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

18. You have to know that there is no country on earth where love has not turned lovers into poets. Voltaire

19. Love is a wonderful flower, but it is necessary to have the courage to look for it on the edge of a horrible precipice.. Stendhal

20. Loving is not looking at each other; is to look together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

21. Try to love your neighbor. You'll tell me the result. Jean-Paul Sartre

22. Love for just a day and the world will have changed. Robert browning

23. You know you're in love when you don't want to go to bed because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss

24. Give me my Romeo, and when he dies take him away and divide him into little stars. The face of heaven will become so beautiful that the whole world will fall in love with the night and stop worshiping the strident sun. William Shakespeare

25. I am what you have made of me. Take my praise, take my blame, take all the success, take the failure, in short, take me. Charles Dickens

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  1.   Jordi M. Novas said

    Shakespeare is second to none.

    1.    Mariola Diaz-Cano Arevalo said

      Thanks for your comment, Jordi.