150 Best True Love Quotes For Couples

150 Best True Love Quotes For Couples

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The course of true love never did run smooth.” — William Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

If there is one word for which there is no one concrete definition, it would be love. Different people define true love in different ways, and their experiences of true love are most likely based on various factors, such as culture, time, and age.

That said, we hope these 150 timeless quotes give you a fair idea about what true love is, what it entails, and what it means to be truly in love. We have included quotes spoken or written by people from all walks of life, including philosophers, poets, writers, relationship experts, and even your favorite celebrities. You will also find a few quotes from some popular movies and TV series.

150 True Love Quotes For Couples

  1. “What we typically call love is only the start of love.” —Alain de Botton

True Love Quotes For Couples
  1. “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  2. “True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  3. “True love, especially first love, can be so tumultuous and passionate that it feels like a violent journey.” —Holliday Grainger.
  4. “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.” —Honore de Balzac
  5. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” —Erich Segal
  6. “Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.” —M. Scott Peck.
  7. “True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.” —Ricardo Montalban
  8. “True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” —Monica Johnson
  9. “True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.” —Leanna L. Bartram
  10. “True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.” —Ellen G. White
  11. “True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” —Dada Vaswani
  12. “True love bears all, endures all and triumphs!” —Dada Vaswani
  13. “The real love is the one that makes you forget all the others.” —Marty Rubin
  14. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, But still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee
  15. “Real love means remaining truthful, even when you have all the opportunity in the world to hurt someone.” —Michael Hayssus
  16. “Real love isn’t just a euphoric, spontaneous feeling – it’s a deliberate choice; a plan to love each other for better and worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health.” —Seth Adam Smith
  17. “Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them.” —Don Miguel Ruiz
  18. “Real love means loving kindness and compassion, the kind of love that does not have any conditions.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  19. “Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  20. “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

True Love Quotes For Him
  1. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —When Harry Met Sally
  2. “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.” —Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  3. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby—awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” —Lemony Snicket
  4. “Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.” —Bell Hooks
  5. “To love is to enjoy seeing, touching, and sensing with all the senses, as closely as possible, a lovable object which loves in return.” —Stendhal
  6. “Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.” —Anatole France
  7. “Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” —Carroll Bryant
  8. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” —Victor Hugo
  9. “The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.” — Victor Hugo
  10. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” — Victor Hugo
  11. “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” —Fred Rogers
  12. “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” —Anaïs Nin
  13. “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
  14. “Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  15. “The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.” —Lawrence Durrell
  16. “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’” —Erich Fromm
  17. “Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.” —Sylvester Stallone
  18. “It can only be true love when you enable your other half to be better, to be the person they’re destined to be.” —Michelle Yeoh
  19. “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” —F. Sagan
  20. “If he can’t handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person’s soul.” —Shannon L. Alder

You Are My True Love Quotes
  1. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” —Jodi Picoult
  2. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” —Ursula K Le Guin
  3. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination.” —Voltaire
  4. “Two souls with but a single thought. Two hearts that beat as one!” —John Keats
  5. “True love brings up everything—you’re allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily.” —Jennifer Aniston
  6. “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.” —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  7. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” ―Pablo Neruda
  9. “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” ―Alexander Smith
  10. “Absence diminishes small love and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.” —Francois de La Rouchefoucauld
  11. “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” —Felix Adler
  12. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” —The Notebook
  13. “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.” —Jane Austen
  14.  “If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” —Michel de Montaigne
  15. “Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.” —Fulton J. Sheen
  16. “Actually, true love is often about trying to teach someone how to be the best version of themselves.” —Alain de Botton
  17. “The thing is that love gives us a ringside seat on somebody else’s flaws, so of course you’re gonna spot some things that kinda need to be mentioned. But often the romantic view is to say, ‘If you loved me, you wouldn’t criticize me.’ Actually, true love is often about trying to teach someone how to be the best version of themselves.” —Alain de Botton
  18. “Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.” —Boethius
  19. “Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.” —Hilary T. Smith
  20. “Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: for love is sufficient unto love.” —Kahlil Gibran

True and Real Love Quotes For Couples
  1. “True love, to me, is when she’s the first thought that goes through your head when you wake up and the last thought that goes through your head before you go to sleep.” —Justin Timberlake
  2. “In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.” —Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
  3. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” —Eva Gabor
  4. “I love you” begins by I, but it ends up by you.” ―Charles de Leusse
  5. “Love is supposed to be based on trust, and trust on love, it’s something rare and beautiful when people can confide in each other without fearing what the other person will think.” ―E.A. Bucchianeri
  6. “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So, anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.” —Haruki Marukmi
  7. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” ―Haruki Murakami
  8. “Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.” —André Aciman
  9. “Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.” —Chris Moore
  10. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” —Lao Tzu
  11. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu
  12. “Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and, when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.” ―Louis de Bernières
  13. “Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” ―Louis de Bernières
  14. “Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  15. “Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.” —Dorothy Parker
  16. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” —T. Tolis
  18. “Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” —Elbert Hubbard
  19. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” —Peter Ustinov
  20. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” —Angelita Lim

True Love Quotes and Sayings For Couples
  1. “Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” —Karen Casey
  2. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” —Robert A. Heinlein
  3. “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” — Vladimir Nabokov
  4. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” —1 Corinthians 13: 4–6
  5. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” —Sam Keen
  6. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” —Washington Irving
  7. “Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. —John Donne
  8. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. “Real love is seeing that the one you love is happy even when you do things for them that makes you unhappy. Because their happiness is paramount.” —Jerry Elijah
  10. “Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter’s frost and chill, summer’s warmth is in them still.” —Leo Buscaglia.
  11. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” —James Baldwin
  12. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” —James Baldwin
  13. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” —Roy Croft
  14. “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  15. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” —Aristotle.
  16. “We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” —Tom Robbins
  17. “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  18. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ―Marilyn Monroe
  19. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” —Maya Angelou
  20. “Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.” —Maya Angelou

Real Love Quotes For Couples
  1. “You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.” —David Levesque
  2. “Love’s involved with spending time together, but spending time apart, can lead to loving even more.” —Remember Me
  3. “Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.” —Theodor Reik
  4. “Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.” —Henry Ward Beecher
  5. “Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart, or its flame burns low.” —Henry Ward Beecher
  6. “Life is a game and true love is a trophy.” —Rufus Wainwright
  7. “The beautiful thing about love is that you just need to plant it once and nurture it and it shall bloom into blossoms that would cover the valleys.” —Hermann J. Steinherr
  8. “Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.” —Nick Richardson
  9. “Some people…no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty. They merely move it, from their faces into their hearts.” ―Martin Buxbaum
  10. “Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when someone else’s interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own.” –Brad Pitt
  11. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” —Paulo Coelho
  12. “In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” ―Diablo Cody, Juno
  13. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” —Sam Keen.
  14. “Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” —John Dryden
  15. “Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.” —Thomas Merton
  16. “Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.” —William Arthur Ward
  17. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  18. “We simply can’t abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.” —Seth Adam Smith
  19. “The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.” —John Powell
  20. “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” Alexander Smith

True I Love You Quotes For Couples
  1. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” —Julia Roberts
  2. “Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.” —Stephen Packer
  3. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” —A. A. Milne
  4. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” —Katharine Hepburn
  5. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” —Charles Dickens
  6. “Love is when reality is better than your dreams.” —Becky Graham
  7. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” —Albert Ellis
  8. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson
  9. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. — Robert A. Heinlein
  10. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” —Leo Christopher
  11. “You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving; it’s my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.” —Alanis Morrissette
  12. “True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it’s the most beautiful lie we have.” —John Green
  13. “A Friend’s Love says: “If you ever need anything, I’ll be there.” True Love says: “You’ll never need anything, I’ll be there.” —Jimi Hollemans.
  14. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” — Andre Breton
  15. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey
  16. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” —Honore de Balzac
  17. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” —David Wilkerson
  18. “I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.” —Leo Tolstoy
  19. “To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.” —Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz
  20. “You are lucky enough to be best friends who love each other and that’s the strongest kind of love because at its core it has kindness, patience, and respect.” —The Big Bang Theory

True Love Messages For Couples
  1. “In real love, you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person.” ―Margaret C. Anderson.
  2. “Love is always bestowed as a gift—freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.” ―Leo Buscaglia
  3. “Love is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.” ―Rafael Ortiz
  4. “Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gerard
  5. “I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” ―Nicholas Sparks
  6. “Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” ―Jeanne Moreau
  7. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” —Sophocles
  8. “When love is real, it finds a way.” —Avatar Roku
  9. “True love never lives happily ever after—true love has no ending.” —K. Knight

True love takes time, effort, and sacrifice, and goes much beyond the ideas and notions of love fed to us by pop culture. These quotes capture the essence of what true love is. Try to assimilate some of these sayings and the meanings they convey, and work at becoming a great lover, husband, or wife.