There's a reason so many poems and songs circle around the subject of love. Romantic partnerships have a significant impact on our lives—whether they're current flames, bittersweet memories of the past, or just beginning to bloom. Every relationship comes with its ups and downs and own set of challenges, but they're well worth the work once you've found someone worth fighting alongside. Artists, authors, and poets of the past and present have immortalized the beautiful nuances of love with their words.
To inspire new romances, remind couples why it's worth keeping the flame alive, and assure anyone out of love that new connections await, we've rounded up our favorite relationship quotes. So whether you need reminding that true love exists or want to share some inspiring words of wisdom with your partner, these wise words are sure to warm your heart. Head below to read nine timeless relationship quotes.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
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.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
I did not always think he was right nor did he always think I was right, but we were each the person the other trusted.
Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…
you might not have been my first love
but you were the love that made
all the other loves
There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.
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