What a great feeling love is. So intense, it can break even the toughest of hearts, and so tender, it can heal the broken ones. Throughout history, love has been the main cause of many a strife and war, plenty of which never got their conclusion. But one thing is clear as day – love continues to live on.

A plethora of philosophers, writers and artists tried to come up with the perfect definition of love, but did they succeed? The answers may vary.

For now, check these amazing quotes about love and what the great philosophers had to say about it.

  1. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
    – Nietzsche
  2. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
    – Aristotle

  3. “Where there is love there is life.”
    – Mahatma Gandhi

  4. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

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

  6. “Selfishness doesn’t consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.”
    – Aristotle

  7. “A person has two passions for love and abhorrence. A big disposition to excessiveness has just a love, because it is more ardent and stronger.”
    – Descartes

  8. “Love comes with hunger.”
    – Diogenes

  9. “Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!”
    – Joseph Addison

  10. “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
    – Benjamin Franklin

  11. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.”
    – Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

  12. “I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.”
    – Henry Ward Beecher

  13. “We are not the same person this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”
    – W. Somerset Maugham

  14. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
    – Henry David Thoreau

  15. “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”
    – Janos Arany

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