The search for true love has as many paths as there are human hearts. Yet there seem to be common threads in the quest for love and right relationships, judging by what’s been written across the centuries.
Here is a small collection of quotes about finding true love. Hopefully they offer helpful insight and perspective on our sometimes puzzling journey.
Finding True Love Quotes
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, ‘The Symposium’
I have found that winning isn’t everything, and, in fact, in the relationships I most care about, it isn’t anything. ― Robert Brault
Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice. ― Eric Fromm
I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story. ― G. K. Chesterton
Look at the happy couple.
Couldn’t they at least try to hide it,
fake a little depression for their friends’ sake!
Wislawa Szymborska, Could Have
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. ― Willa Cather
As you begin to stay more present, to fully receive the moment just as it is, you experience more loving intentions—even toward difficult people—because you feel less separation. – Phillip Moffitt, Emotional Chaos to Clarity
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Love does not dominate; it cultivates. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The first element of true love is loving kindness. The essence of loving kindness is being able to offer happiness. You can be the sunshine for another person. You can’t offer happiness until you have it for yourself. ― Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return. ― Audrey Hepburn
To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
― Erich Segal
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
― Thomas Merton, Love and Living
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
― Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You cannot love your partner one moment and attack him or her the next.
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
A heart that loves is always young. ― Greek proverb
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. ― Brené Brown
If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. ― Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays
Better that love sometimes breaks your heart than never identifies itself at all.
― Robert Brault
True love isn’t expressed in passionately whispered words an intimate kiss or a embrace; before two people are married, love is expressed in self-control, patience, even words left unsaid.
― Joshua Harris
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. ― Robert Fulghum, True Love
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. — Albert Schweitzer
If you would be loved, love and be loveable. ― Benjamin Franklin
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