Love Quotes - Authors A-B

A collection of romantic love quotes by authors A-B.

  1. Patience with others is Love,
    Patience with self is Hope,
    Patience with God is Faith.
    -- Adel Bestavros
  2. Union gives strength.
    -- Aesop
  3. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
    -- Aesop
  4. Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
    -- Amy Bloom
  5. The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
    -- Anita Brookner
  6. The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
    -- Anita Brookner
  7. If ever two were one, then surely we.
    If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
    If ever wife was happy in a man;
    Compare with me, ye woman, if you can.
    I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
    Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
    My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
    Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
    Thy love is such I can no way repay,
    the heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
    The while we live, in love let's so persevere,
    That when we live no more, we may live ever.
    -- Anne Bradstreet
  8. Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
    -- Aphra Behn
  9. Justice is the loveliest and health is the best. but the sweetest to obtain is the heart's desire.
    -- Aristotle
  10. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
    -- Aristotle
  11. When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
    -- Arrigo Boito
  12. 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
    than any material possession ever could.
    -- Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D.
  13. In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
    -- Elizabeth Ashley
  14. Whoso loves believes the impossible.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15. If thou must love me, let it be for nought
    Except for love's sake only. Do not say,
    I love her for her smile...her look...her way
    Of speaking gently...for a trick of thought
    That falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought
    A sense of pleasant ease on such a day -
    For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
    Be changed, or change for thee - and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16. I love thee with the breath,
    Smiles, tears of all my life.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  17. If thou must love me, let it be for naughtExcept for love's sake only.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  18. What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  19. You were made perfectly to be loved -and surely I have loved you,in the idea of you, my whole life long.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  20. I love you not only for what you are,
    But for what I am when I'm with you.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  21. When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
    -- Elizabeth Bowen
  22. Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
    -- Emily Bronte
  23. Love is like the wild rose-briar
    Friendship like the holly-tree -
    The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
    But which will bloom most constantly?
    -- Emily Bronte
  24. Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
    -- Felix Adler
  25. Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
    -- George W. Bush
  26. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
    -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  27. You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
    -- Henry Adams
  28. Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher
  29. What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher
  30. Let no one who loves be called unhappy
    Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
    -- J.M. Barrie
  31. The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
    -- Jacques Benigne Bossuel
  32. Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
    -- James Baldwin
  33. Love does not begin the way we seem to think it does.
    Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up.
    -- James Baldwin
  34. 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 Baldwin
  35. A woman's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
    -- Jane Austen
  36. In dreams and in love thereare no impossibilities.
    -- Janos Arany
  37. Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
    -- Jean Anouilh
  38. The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
    -- Jessica Brumley
  39. The best proof of love is trust.
    -- Joyce Brothers
  40. May no gift be too small to give,
    nor too simple to receive,
    which is wrapped in thoughtfulness
    and tied with love.
    -- L.O. Baird
  41. We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
    -- La Bruyere
  42. From now on you will never be alone; even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
    -- Ladislaus Boros
  43. There are never enough "I Love You's".
    -- Lenny Bruce
  44. Love always creates, it never destroys.
    In this lie's man's only promise.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  45. Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  46. What love we've given, we'll have forever.
    What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  47. Love is always bestowed as a gift --
    freely, willingly, and without expectation...
    We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  48. Love can never grow old.
    Locks may lose their brown and gold.
    Cheeks may fade and hollow grow.
    But the hearts that love will know,
    never winter's frost and chill,
    summer's warmth is in them still.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  49. One does not fall 'in' or 'out' of love. One grows in love.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  50. Love creates an 'us' without destroying a 'me'.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  51. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  52. There are all kinds of artist. A group we should celebrate more are artist of life itself who use their tools to express the inexpressible. Without abrush, they depict life with bright colors. Without a knife, they sculpt the magic of being. Without a scale, they create music for us all. Without choreography, they engage in the dance of life.

    When we are born, we are given tools to create a life of beauty. These same tools can be used to perpetuate ugliness and destruction. Hopefully we will understand at some point in our lives that we can decide to reflect beauty. Tangible works of art fade with time, chip from walls, and may be discredited by passing trends.

    But a life of love lasts forever.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  53. Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
    -- Leo Buscaglia
  54. She walks in Beauty, like the night
    Of cloudness climes and starry skies,
    And all that's best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
    Thus mellow'd to that tender light
    Which heaven and gaudy day denies
    -- Lord Byron
  55. Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence.
    In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
    -- Lord Byron
  56. There is no instinct like that of the heart.
    -- Lord Byron
  57. ...Love is a great beautifier.
    -- Louisa May Alcott
  58. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
    -- Marcus Antonius
  59. Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
    -- Marcus Aurelius
  60. In real love, you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
    -- Margaret C. Anderson
  61. A happy marriage is the world's best bargain.
    -- O. A. Battistaz
  62. The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
    -- Pearl S. Buck
  63. Real love stories never have endings.
    -- Richard Bach
  64. Take away love, and our life is a tomb.
    -- Robert Browning
  65. Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
    -- Robert Browning
  66. O my Love's like a red, red rose
    That's newly sprung in June;
    O my Love's like the melody
    That's sweetly played in tune.
    -- Robert Burns
  67. We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
    -- Samuel Butler
  68. Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
    -- Sarah Bernhardt
  69. Without love our life is a ..
    .ship without a rudder...
    like a body without a soul.
    -- Sholem Aleichem
  70. Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
    -- Smiley Blanton
  71. Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
    -- Victor Borge
  72. Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
    -- WH Auden
  73. Never seek to tell thy love,
    Love that never told can be
    ;For the gentle wind does move
    Silently, invisibly.
    -- William Blake
  74. Love to faults is always blind,
    Always is to joy inclined,
    Lawless, winged, and unconfined,
    And breaks all chains from every mind.
    -- William Blake