We’ve pulled together a thoughtful collection of some inspirational quotes to reinforce your connection to a loved one. The following series of inspirational quotes on love may show you what’s possible in your relationships.
After all, why not take a little advice from those who’ve loved before you? Learn how others, famous and not-so-famous, on how they have strengthened their relationships into a deeper, ever-lasting one.
If you are just working through a tough breakup, don’t worry. There is also a section for you. Look for inspirational quotes about getting over a relationship near the bottom. Beyond how to power through a tough breakup, you’ll also get insights on some of the sweetest interpretations of love and deep thoughts on love from some mighty minds.
But first, can loving yourself can improve the way you love others?
Inspirational Quotes on a Loving Relationship With Yourself
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserves your love and affection.” – Buddha
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz
“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
“When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong along with the fearful, the true mixed in with the façade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way.” – Mister Rogers
The Sweetest Quotes on Love and Relationships
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh
“There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.” – Leo Christopher
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
“Deep within us—no matter who we are—there lives a feeling of wanting to be lovable, of wanting to be the kind of person that others like to be with. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving.” – FromThe World According To Mister Rogers
Deep Thoughts About Deep Relationships
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” – Carl Sagan
“Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.” – Kaleel Jamison
“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.” – Marian Keyes
“When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.” – Tom Robbins
“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Keep it Weird for a Long Lasting Relationship
“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.” – Alain de Botton
Quotes to Pull You Through a Relationship Breakup
“It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.” ― Henry Rollins
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” — Dalai Lama
“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coehlo
“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Inspirational Quotes About Love as 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
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Relationship Quotes that Speak the Truth
“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde
“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” — Swedish Proverb
“No road is long with good company.” — Turkish Proverb
Inspirational Quotes on the Power of Love
“I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” – Julia Roberts
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” – Albert Einstein
“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.” – Plato
“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” — Lao Tzu
Pull a few of these inspiring quotes on relationship for your own use. Write them down on a post-it note, or in your journal. Use them as a daily mantra to deepen your love for your partner, or to help pull through a hard time.
Quotes like these are a powerful tool to understand love from a new angle, from a new perspective. How will you apply them in your own relationship?