101 Famous ‘Love Is Hard’ Quotes

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Love is not always a joyride, as we witness in romcoms and novels. At times, it is a rocky path full of hazardous pitfalls. Love hard quotes take you to the harsh reality of love. Problems are common in every relationship. However, with communication and an open heart, you can resolve the differences. We bring you several quotes that will open your eyes and motivate you to give your best in your relationship.

Love Is Hard Quotes

When you are sad or heartbroken, it is difficult to put your feelings. These quotes might help you express how you feel more eloquently.

  1. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”– George Sand
  1. “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”– Henry Winkler
  1. “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R.Covey
  1. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”– Unknown author
  1. “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.”– Miguel de Unamuno
  1. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.”– Faraaz Kazi
  1. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.”– Ella Harper
  1. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.”– Ashleigh Brilliant
  1. “When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.”– David Grayson
  1. “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.”– Susan Polis Schutz
  1. “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally it goes off, and everything is darker than ever, and all you are left with is the…BURN!”– Syed Arshad
  1. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?”– Faraaz Kazi
  1. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.”– Anaïs Nin
  1. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”– Alfred Lord Tennyson
  1. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.”– Jim Rohn
  1. “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
  1. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”– Leonardo Da Vinci
  1. “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.”– Graham Foust
  1. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.”– David Levithan
  1. “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” – Anonymous
  1. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”– Jonathan Safran Foer
  1. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”– George Elliot
  1. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” – John Greenlead Whittier
  1. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”– Khalil Gibran
  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Anonymous
  1. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  1. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”– Charlie Brown
  1. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”– Oscar Wilde
  1. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”– James Baldwin
  1. “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”– William R. Alger
  1. “I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” – Steve Maraboli
  1. “The course of true love never did run smoothly.” – William Shakespeare
  1. “The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.”-Israel Zangwill
  1. “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.”– Honoré de Balzac
  1. “In true love, the smallest distance is too great and the greatest distance can be bridged.”– Hans Nouwens
  1. “We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.”– Marie E. Eschenbach
  1. “Love others as you would love yourself, judge others as you would judge yourself, cherish others as you would cherish yourself. When you wish for others as you wish for yourself and when you protect others as you would protect yourself, that’s when you can say it’s true love.”– Confucius
  1. “True love is when you value your lover’s happiness more than yours and make their happiness your first priority.”– Anonymous
  1. “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” – Rumi
  1. “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.” – Nicholas Sparks
  1. “Ever since time began, people have recognized their true love by the light in their eyes.”-Paulo Coelho
  1. “Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.”– M.Leighton
  1. “Ask anyone who has been in a love relationship for a while: nothing is perfect.” – Tracy McMillan
  1. “Relationships don’t always make sense. Especially from the outside.”– Sarah Dessen
  1. “When you get hurt in love, there are very few things that can help you get over the pain.”– Melba Sean
  1. “The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious.”– Betsy Kenton
  1. “Problems in relationship occur because each person is focusing on what is missing in the other person.”– Wayne Dyer
  1. “Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.”– Nicholas Sparks
  1. “A relationship is like a house. When a light bulb burns out you do not go and buy a new house, you fix the light bulb.”–Bernajoy Vaal
  1. “The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship.”– Henry Cloud
  1. “We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”– Cornel West

Love Through Hard Times Quotes

For a healthy relationship to thrive, it is important to communicate openly. Miscommunications are common in every relationship, but one has to strive to be on the same page. If you are going through a hard time in your relationship, these quotes are what you need.

  1. “Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.”- Mike Murdock
  1. A relationship with lots of pain, it’s not a relationship that will last long.”-Jang In-hwan
  1. “Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.”- Amelia Earhart
  1. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals.”- Nicholas Sparks
  1. “It’s always difficult to really sum up exactly why a relationship works.”– Charlie Hunnam
  1. “Ask anyone who has been in a love relationship for a while: nothing is perfect.”- Tracy McMillan
  1. “All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think?”- Liane Moriarty
  1. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”– Carl Jung
  1. “It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.”– Anne Tyler
  1. “Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one.”– Miguel Angel Ruiz
  1. “Either, you are in love with someone or you’re not. Fear is complicated, not love.” – Shannon L. Alder
  1. “Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing.”  Dominic Riccitello
  1. “Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” – Pietro Aretino
  1. “It’s hard to communicate anything exactly and that’s why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.” – Gustave Flaubert
  1. “A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul’s growth.”– Brian Weiss
  1. “When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.”– Steve Maraboli
  1. “What you perceive as a failure today may actually be a crucial step towards the success you seek. Never give up.”– Richelle E. Goodrich
  1. “When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.”– Steve Maraboli
  1. “It’s hard to communicate anything exactly, and that’s why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.”– Gustave Flaubert
  1. “When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”– Deepak Chopra
  1. “Problems should be like speed bumps. You slow down just to get over it, but you don’t let it stop you from heading to your destination.” – Sonya Parker
  1. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”– Epicurus
  1. “Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.”– Denis Waitley
  1. “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”– William James
  1. “Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.”-Lauryn Hill
  1. “If you can’t be happy and content by yourself then you shouldn’t be in a relationship.” –Evan Sutter
  1. “Relationships are hard work, but when the work is put in, the love is unstoppable.” —Dyllan Murray
  1. “Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.”– Oscar Wilde
  1. “There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire.”– Robert Brault
  1. “Every relationship has its problems but what makes it perfect is when you still want to be there when everything goes wrong.”– Ritu Ghatourey
  1. “I can’t promise that in our relationship you won’t face any problems, but I surely can promise that you won’t face them alone!” –Rose Hathway
  1. “Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all obstacles and interferences to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted.”– Kim George
  1. “You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”-Franz Kafka
  1. “Every relationship is different. Everyone loves differently.”– Richelle Mead
  1. “The game of love is complicated, but love is not complicated.”– Marty Rubin
  1. “But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.”– Agatha Christie
  1. “Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.”– Drew Barrymore
  1. “The most functional way to regulate difficult emotions in love relationships is to share them.”- Sue Johnson
  1. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.”– Diane Arbus
  1. “It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know it has begun.”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  1. “The more I loved her, the more I hated her. And the more she loved me, the more I harmed myself.”– Marvin Gaye
  1. “Love is the easiest thing there is. It’s the layers of doubt, fear, and expectation that make it complicated.”-Luanne Rice
  1. “Why are we so complicated in something so pure and simplistic that would mean me should leave our ego out.”-Adrianne Wellman
  1. “Strong relationships withstand the tests of time and brave the hardships encountered as though they are the necessities for survival.”-Hermann J Steinherr
  1. “It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.” – Gary Zukav
  1. “There are so many different kinds of relationships, so it’s sort of difficult to define what is considered normal.”– Annette Bening
  1. “We just have to accept the fact that some people are going to stay in our hearts even if they don’t stay in our lives.” – Ronald Oliver
  1. “In a relationship, when communication starts to fade, everything else follows.”– Unknown
  1. “Work on your relationships… Relationships need renewal or they die.”– Bo Sanchez
  1. “If you have a difficult marriage, it’s the hard times that make it better. If you have a relationship, it’s the hard times that actually make it better, and that goes for life as well.”– Kerry Stokes

Love is not always a bed of roses. It’s an arduous journey with ups and downs. We hope these quotes will inspire you to believe in the magic of love.

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Shikha Thakur

Shikha is a writer-turned-associate editor at MomJunction. Her core interest lies in writing articles that guide couples through their courtship to marriage and parenthood. She also specializes in baby names. Being a postgraduate in Human Resources, she likes understanding people and their relationships. This reflects in her relationship articles, where she deals with both the rosy and the grey side... more