Valentine’s Day Quotes on Love

William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, and Willa Cather all knew about love. Read 14 quotes to get you into the mood for love and romance.

Good morrow, ’tis Saint Valentine’s Day,
All in the morn betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your valentine.”
— William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Act IV, Scene V)

“Love is the poetry of the senses.”
— Honoré de Balzac

“Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.”
— Emanuel Swedenborg

“When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.”
— Elizabeth Bowen

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love…women like to be a man’s last romance.”
— Oscar Wilde

“The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.”
— Dr. Josiah G. Holland

“Those who love deeply never grow old–they may die of old age, but they die young.”
— Arthur Wing Pinero

We were two and had but one heart between us.”
— François Villon

“I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor its coming with all my heart.”
— Alice Walker

“Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.”
— W. Stanley Mooneyham

“Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate.”
— Titus Maccius Plautus

“Life is the flower for which love is in the honey.”
— Victor Hugo

“Where there is great love there are always miracles.”
— Willa Cather

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