51 Inspirational Quotes About Love, Life & Friendship

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When you find the perfect person for you — whether it be friend or lover — sometimes you just don’t have the right words to express how you feel. Whether you want to tell your friend or partner how you’re feeling or you just want to find quotes about love, friendship, or life to help you focus your intention for the day, these 51 amazing love quotes, friendship quotes, and quotes about life will get you started.

Quotes About Love

Whether you’re coupled up or practicing self-love, need to find inspiration, or are a romantic type, these love quotes will delight you.

  • “Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good times and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu
  • “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa
  • “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” — Zoe Kravitz
  • “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” — Rumi
  • “Where we love is home — home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • ”I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda
  • ”There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Piglet: ‘How do you spell ‘love’?’ Winnie the Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it…you feel it.’” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou
  • “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle
  • “Do not seek the because—in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.” – Anais Nin
  • “You know when you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  • “Love liberates. It doesn’t bind.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  • You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara de Angelis

Quotes About Life

Quotes about love don’t just encompass romantic love. Sometimes quotes about love are about life. Read these inspirational quotes to love the life you’re living.

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  • “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.” — John Wooden
  • “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” — Marcus Aurelius
  • “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” — Soren Kiekergaard
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
  • “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung
  • “It is better to dance than march through life.” — Yoko Ono
  • “I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.” — Pablo Picasso
  • “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” — Neil Gaiman
  • “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney
  • “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
  • “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” — W.M. Lewis
  • “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” — Mary Tyler Moore
  • “I love the light for it shows me the way, yet I endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde

Quotes About Friendship

We’ve covered quotes about love and life, but what really makes life sweet are good friends to share it with. Read these quotes to feel inspired — or share them with a friend to remind them how important they are to you.

  • “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” — Hubert Humphrey
  • “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” — Jim Morrison
  • “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran
  • “A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” — Len Wein
  • “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson
  • “It’s the friends that you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich
  • “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” — Euripides
  • “Love is like a flower; friendship is like a sheltering tree.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” — Elbert Hubbard
  • “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” — Anais Nin
  • “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want to want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

Use these quotes about love to find inspiration, focus, and intention. Or use them in your next artistic experience. If you’re searching for the right words to give voice to how you’re feeling, reach for any of these quotes to guide you along.

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