Love Quotes from Famous Philosophers

Travel and romance have both led to some of the greatest quotes, that is why we have compiled a list of Love Quotes from Famous Philosophers.

  1. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s statement means that acts of extreme love and passion have elements of madness. However, this madness is backed up by reasons and justifications. Love tends to take control of your life but with some reasoning in your madness, you let that feeling of love overpower you. The reason for the madness- trigger is embedded in your feelings and thoughts.  

2. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss said this because according to him whosoever has experienced the rush of true love acknowledges that sentimental love is strong enough to overpower your other emotional and bodily needs like sleeping, eating, or dreaming.

You cherish your routine alters like awake till wee hours and dreaming with open eyes about togetherness with your partner.

3. “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

This romantic quote by Oliver Wendel Holmes indicates that love is an ideal concept for the life that not only renders your freedom but also opens the gate of eternal happiness for you. However, the person in love has to step forward and take action, utilizing the opportunity. Awareness of the opportunity is letting the feeling of happiness and pleasure get into your body, mind, and soul.

4. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., a Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

According to Martin Luther King, hatred multiplies into hatred feeling only and cannot blossom love. To get rid of extreme darkness, you cannot move into deeper darkness. Light is the only solution to end the darkness. Similarly to end up hatred, love has to penetrate sooner or later.

5. “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

American author, professor, and philosopher Sam Keen has been best known for deeper exploration of expressions like love, life, religion, and human feelings in contemporary society. By his quote he means for loving you don’t have to find the perfect person of your imagination. Rather love is finding perfection in imperfect people to make them best suited for your love.

6. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

Sir Peter Alexandra Ustinov has been an academy award-winning English actor, writer, dramatist, and raconteur. By this quote, he is explaining that loving is not a momentary feeling rather forgiveness with forgetfulness inculcated in your nature which tends to exist for lifelong. It renders you a soft and tender lookout towards life which becomes your attribute and habit. You become vulnerable to falling in love once you realize true meaning of love which is endless forgiveness.

7. “It is love, not reason that is stronger than death.” – Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann is a renowned Prize-winning author and leading figure in German Canon. In his quote, he is explaining that there is no reason for falling in love because love is eternal. True love does not die. Your reasons to love may die but love has existed forever and will keep on existing till time immemorial.

8. “The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.” – Richard Warren

According to Richard Warren’s quote, love is not measured or expressed by expensive physical gifts like diamonds, roses, or chocolates. It is focused attention which means your partner requires your time and attention more rather than gifts from you. True love is about soul intimacy, bonding and togetherness. 

9. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

This famous post of Charles Dickens bears a profound meaning that love is quintessential. The loving heart knows that there is nothing as perfect and teaches you to be patient with all human beings in this world. A loving heart is not affected by how many times another person might have hurt you. Love and affection from the heart never sway. This is actually the wisest aspect of human existence. A heart full of love is full of warmth and compassion for all.

10. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi

Rumi has been the most popular 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic who is explaining in this quote that true lovers do not has to meet often to feel warmth and compassion. They are always with and within each other even if physically apart. Somehow like you are togetherness with God with whom you connect without seeing in person; you can experience coziness with him if you are truly dedicated and realize his supremacy.

11. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr What is one of the most influential American theologians off the 20th century who belongs to religious rights. According to him, love is nothing but the feeling of forgiveness that should exist in every heart. He wants to assert that whatever may be the apparent facade of love, its true essence lies in forgiveness.

12. “Whoso loves believes the impossible.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most famous English voice of the Victorian era who has quoted her love is endless; been craving for the complete union. Love is the strongest feeling that can make every impossible aspect come true. Even if the world ends, love will stay till eternity, unconditioned and unaltered.

13. “We learn only from those we love.” – Johann Von Eckermann

By his quote, Johann meant that we tend to learn and listen to our loved ones wholeheartedly because we value them and their feelings. To those whom we are not attached emotionally, does not hold any place in our heart and mind. Therefore, we tend to ignore even their wise words and comply with our loved one’s whims and wishes.

14. “What will survive of us is love.” – Philip Larkin

As a post-war England most famous poet, Philip Larkin has always avoided the limelight. His quote means love is there to stay till the hay day; as it is the reason for our existence as well as survival. Even after mankind’s extinctions, love will exist on this planet amongst other life forms; be it nature or animals.


So next time you’re traveling the world with your significant other, remember these wise words, these love quotes from famous philosophers. Hopefully it shapes your adventure. 

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