Reading Comprehension - Love and marriage quotes

Develop your reading skills. Read the following love quotes and sayings.

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Love quotes

Successful marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

I love life

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins

The face of a man

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac

The birth of love

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

Loving heart

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

Without his wings

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

Fortune and love

Fortune and love favor the brave.


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

Not only to be loved

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot


Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo


Love conquers all.

It cultivates

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is a canvas

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Gross exageration

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw

Love is a smoke

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

All we have

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

Holy fashion

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love and peace

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
John Lennon

One word

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.

Power and love

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truly artistic

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Vincent van Gogh

The same direction

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

An advantage of marriage

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
Judith Viorst

Whatever you do

Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing, and love those who love you.

To fear love

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

Love looks with the mind

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
William Shakespeare

Loved to be known

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

Blaise Pascal

One religion

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

Khalil Gibran

The course of love

The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

Choosing a job

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


The lovely April

Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
William Shakespeare

A mother's love

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
Washington Irving

A mother's love is not

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
James Joyce

A work of love

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Walt Disney

The principle of love

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most powerful force

Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Nelson Rockefeller

When they love us

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac

For love

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau

Love made visible

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving


Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
Ernest Hemingway

If I love you

If I love you, what business is it of yours?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

But my heart

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A net of love

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

Loving heart

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

Love of beauty

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
T. S. Eliot

Cure of love

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Marriage without love

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin

Your work

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

The same message

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Dalai Lama

They are necessities

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama

One is loved

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho

The wise

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
Paulo Coelho

It takes us somewhere

Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.
Paulo Coelho

A trap

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
Paulo Coelho

It can be a nightmare

I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
Paulo Coelho

Only love can

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Feared or loved?

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli

In the heart

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

What I needed

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Saint Augustine

Loving your creator

Do you love your creator Love your fellow-beings first.
Prophet Muhammad

We are all visitors

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home.
Indigenous / Aboriginal saying

Let them go

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Khalil Gibran

Deserving father's love

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
Robert Frost

For money

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.


Love is often the fruit of marriage.

Reason and love

Reason is not what decides love.

Memory of friends

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Helen Keller

Beautiful flower

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

Selfishness and the mind

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Helen Keller


Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Francois Rabelais

Those who can smile in trouble

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Sincerer love

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

Food of love

If music be the food of love, play on.

William Shakespeare

Not necessity, not desire

Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If one has not dined well

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf

Only more love

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


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

Spread love

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa

Love begins at home

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
Mother Teresa

The hunger for love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

Intense love

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Mother Teresa

Even the rich!

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Mother Teresa

Giving money

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Teresa

Mickey Mouse

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
Walt Disney

To love beauty

To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo

Love and creation of beauty

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

My great hope

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

I live it

I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.
Maya Angelou

We are not the same persons

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham

Dirty trick

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham

Respect and love

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.
Leo Tolstoy

What is hell?

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I love mankind

I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Love of the family

The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.
Maya Angelou

Sustaining myself

I sustain myself with the love of family.
Maya Angelou


I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man.
Barack Obama

In the same direction

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

When one is so sad

You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

True love

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Someone to love

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

The real lover

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
Marilyn Monroe

Before and after marriage

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
Marilyn Monroe

Comfort and love

Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.
Coco Chanel

If you have only one smile

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Maya Angelou

Stealing your love

A woman who would steal your love when your love was really all you had to give was not much of a woman.
Stephen King

Beauty of the soul

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine


He that is jealous is not in love.
Saint Augustine

Each of us

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Saint Augustine

The best portion

The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

Loved or understood?

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell

If you loved someone

If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.
George Orwell

More than love

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe


And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.
Edgar Allan Poe

Years of love

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
Edgar Allan Poe

Deep in Earth

Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.
Edgar Allan Poe

Born of love

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

beauty of what you love

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

They're in each other

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

From childhood

From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.
Edgar Allan Poe


I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
John Steinbeck

The people we love

We do not judge the people we love.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Loved and loving

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

Kindness in giving

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Loved before it exists

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Charles Dickens

I loved her

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.
Charles Dickens

Speaking of love

If you're speaking of love, you really must include the element of uncertainty - and perhaps it's best approached as the art of constant maintenance.
Twyla Tharp

Love and giving

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Mother Teresa

Willing to give

I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.
Mother Teresa

Spread your love

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Teresa

Every heart sings a song

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet

Recognizing yourself in another

To love is to recognize yourself in another.
Eckhart Tolle

Good life

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

Don't waste time

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. - Bruce Lee If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee

It is like a friendship caught on fire

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

The garden of love

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

No companion but Love

I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn. The Soul calls from within me: 'You, ignorant of the way of Love, set Me free.'


When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Marcus Aurelius

Tthe universe loves change

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
Marcus Aurelius

Love in times of trouble

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

The greatest pleasure

The greatest pleasure of life is love.


He is not a lover who does not love forever.

The flower of life

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence

Loving so easily

My God, these folks don't know how to love - that's why they love so easily.
D. H. Lawrence

Making war because of peace

People always make war when they say they love peace.
D. H. Lawrence

Towards the other soul

One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
D. H. Lawrence

Unsatisfied and loved woman

A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board
D. H. Lawrence

It is better

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The only gold

Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

What's invisible

Sometimes the heart sees what's invisible to the eye.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Spiritual fire

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Spaces in your togetherness

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Khalil Gibran

Everything to me

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

Michael Jordan

They love give everything

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
Oscar Wilde

Enlightened leadership

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

Deepak Chopra

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