Love is such a beautiful thing, and everyone has their own way of expressing it.
Some people love songs or poetry, and some just use love quotes or even love proverbs to try and put that most wonderful of feelings into words.
Looking to express your love, and want to know how other cultures might do it? Do you want to scour the world to let them know how you feel? Your heart feels like it’s full to bursting, but you just can’t find the right words?!
Getting tongue-tied in love is pretty normal, but it can feel a bit frustrating. When you love someone, sometimes it’s hard to imagine all the ways that you can express yourself, and sometimes “I love you” just doesn’t seem like enough.
But we’re not all poets, and it can be difficult to explain all the ways that someone makes you feel when you’re around them. The elation, the need to be with them, the deep-seated happiness of just knowing that they are your partner and friend for life.
The best quotes for love include the wisdom and beautiful words of countless people all around the world who’ve experienced this same joy.
They put it into the shape of something beautiful, or funny, or even just how it comfortably fits, like your hand wrapped up in the grasp of the one you love.
There are some truly moving and inspiring quotes from all around the world that can sum up your feelings in a single phrase.
Proverbs are short popular sayings that are usually of unknown and ancient origin. Proverbs also express effective commonplace truth or useful thought and love proverbs can express your feelings and help you state your truth about someone you love.
For example, there are quite a few popular proverbs that are used in the English language including, “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” “Better late than never,” “There’s no place like home,” and many more.
We’ve rounded up our 50 favorite love proverbs from around the world to help you express love in your own way.
1. “Coffee and love taste best when hot.” — Ethiopian proverb
2. “There is no cure for love other than marriage.” — Irish proverb
3. “A heart in love with beauty never grows old.” — Turkish proverb
4. “Old love and wood will burn as soon as they get the chance.” — South American proverb
5. “Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.” — French proverb
6. “The one who loves you will make you weep.” — Argentinian proverb
7. “Love itself is calm; turbulence arrives from individuals.” — Chinese proverb
8. “Love has produced some heroes but even more idiots.” — Swedish proverb
9. “Where there is love there is no darkness.” — Burundian proverb
10. “Love sickness hurts but does not kill.” — Mexican proverb
11. “Being loved is the best way of being useful.” — French proverb
12. “Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret. They soon betray themselves.” — Spanish proverb
13. “You can’t tell the cost of food and fuel without being the head of a household; you can’t appreciate the love of your parents without having children of your own.” — Chinese proverb
14. “Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.” — Russian proverb
15. “Love is like butter — it’s good with bread.” — Yiddish proverb
16. “One thread for the needle, one love for the heart.” — Sudanese proverb
17. “Love is like a glass that breaks if handled clumsily.” — Russian proverb
18. “Where there is love, there is happiness.” — Polish proverb
19. “In love, beggar and king are equal.” — Indian proverb
20. “He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.” — Japanese proverb
21. “Love makes the world go round.” — Traditional proverb
22. “Love has to be shown by deeds not words.” — Swahili proverb
23. “Perfect love cannot be without equality.” — Scottish proverb
24. “All is fair in love and war.” — Traditional proverb
25. “A day lasts until it’s chased away but love lasts until the grave.” — Irish proverb
26. “Love is a despot who spares no one.” — Namibian proverb
27. “Where there is love, there is peace.” — Myanmar proverb
28. “Love understands all languages.” — Romanian proverb
29. “All men have three ears, one on the left of his head, one on the right, and one in his heart.” — Armenian proverb
30. “It is love that makes the impossible, possible.” — Indian proverb
31. “Love is blind so you have to feel your way.” — Brazilian proverb
32. “Lover’s hearts are linked together and always beat as one.” — Chinese proverb
33. “Love makes a man both blind and deaf.” — Arabian proverb
34. “Love rules his kingdom without a sword.” — Traditional proverb
35. “Love tells us many things that are not so.” — Ukrainian proverbs
36. “Love can do much, money can do everything.” — Spanish proverb
37. “Love lives in cottages as well as in court.” — English proverb
38. “Love will find a way.” — Traditional proverb
39. “Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.” — Swedish proverbs
41. “When love is not madness, it is not love.” — Spanish Proverbs
42. “Love is for fools wise enough to take a chance.” — English proverb
43. “Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason.” — French proverb
44. “There is no love like the first love.” — Italian proverb
45. “There is no physician who can cure the disease of love.” — African proverb
46. “The heart wants what it wants.” — English proverb
47. “A life without love is like a year without summer.” — Lithuanian proverb
48. “The heart that loves is always young.” — Greek proverb
49. “Lovesickness hurts but does not kill.” — Mexican proverb
50. “Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.” — English proverb
Kristen Droesch is a writer/editor, librarian-in-progress, and filthy olive addict.