One beautiful day in 2018, I pulled out my phone, typed the words below and sent it as a mail to a man I loved.
A cliché has gone viral. “I LOVE YOU”. But as I ponder on the words, a new quote dawns on me. When an intent is not deciphered, an illusion is lived until reality dawns.
And a question pops in my mind, “What do you mean by you love him?”
The mental process begins.
What do I mean by I love you?
Is it the euphoric feelings that flood my heart whenever I think of you?
Is it the butterflies that flutter in my abdomen?
Is it knowing you are cute, smart and charming?
Is it the sound of your voice that amplifies my heartbeat?
I’ve come to know love is not a feeling. Emotional attachment drains with time. Emotions cannot be trusted.
Loves is beyond looks. What happens when you decide to change your hair cut?
Love is beyond wanting perfection. What happens when you get busy with work and don’t get to chat me up for days? Will I “unlove you?”
Saying I love you means I’ve decided to be actively and intentionally committed to our love and friendship.
A commitment fixed on your personality;
A commitment to believe in you;
A commitment to be your number one fan;
A commitment to listening when you choose to talk;
A commitment to let you be you;
A commitment to listening to your dreams;
A commitment to be part of it if you let me;
A commitment to learning new things from you;
A commitment to be your Bae whether I feel like it or not;
A commitment to speaking your love language;
You are the best, Hon. I know so. You are important to me.
And I’ll keep loving you as strengthened by God.
What Korede Komaiya Has to Say
Korede Komaiya, Senior Pastor of the Master’s Place International Church mentioned, “You were made for Relationships. In some ways, all relationships are difficult, less than perfect. They require hard work if they are going to work.”
I consider this saying an absolute truth concerning building thriving relationships since our lives are embedded in relationships, not in isolation. As seconds spin into minutes, days, hours, weeks, months and years, we find ourselves at certain times wanting to connect in a special way with that special person we are attracted to.
Come along with me. I’ve compiled a list of positive quotes about love, written by some of the world’s greatest romantic minds.
Let’s jump in.
40 Love Quotes
#1. Treasure your relationships…
“Treasure your relationships, not your possession”.- Anthony J. D’ Angelo
#2. Feel something for somebody…
“I have a good imagination. Look, I know what it feels like to feel something for somebody. I’m just too weird to be in a relationship”.-Diane Warren
#3. The most important part of a relationship…
“Trust is the most important part of a relationship, closely followed by communication. I think that if you have those two things, everything else falls into place-your affection, your emotional concern”-Vannessa Lachey
#4. I swear I couldn’t love you more…
“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow”- Leo Christopher.
#5. You know it’s love…
“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
#6. Bring a lot to the table…
“I have my high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person-love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.”- Jennifer Lopez
#7. Add value to your life…
“Stay single until you find someone that ADDS VALUE TO YOUR LIFE. Be with someone that makes your life better, otherwise, it’s not worth it”.-Joseph Wealth
#8. My reality is finally better than my dreams…
“I know I am in love with you because my reality is finally better than my dreams.”-Dr. Seuss
#9. Always be in my heart…
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”-Mahatma Gandhi
#10. Love is like a precious plant…
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to look after it and nurture it”-John Lennon
#11. Two different things…
“Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”-Keanu Reeves
#12. Loving someone gives you…
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone gives you courage.”- Lao Tzu
#13. Raise your hopes…
“I will rather break your heart with a genuine No than raise your hopes with a manipulative YES!”-faith’spen
#14. Self-control must be employed…
“The longing to be romantically involved with someone is not demonic. God wired us to love and receive love. However, SELF CONTROL must be employed else you’ll ruin your love story.”-faith’spen
#15. Your sanity matters…
“Loving someone doesn’t mean losing yourself. Your sanity matters”.-faith’spen
#16. There needs to be loving communication…
“I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.”-Miranda Kerr
#17. We are afraid to care too much…
“We are afraid to care too much for fear that the other person does not care at all.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
#18. Forgiveness is the best form of loving any relationship…
“I believe forgiveness is the best form of loving any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they are sorry and an even stronger person to forgive”-Yolanda Hadid
#19. Intense love does not measure…
“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”-Mother Teresa
#20. People graduate from Friendship Class to Relationship Class too soon…
“The basic reason for most failed relationships is that people graduate from Friendship Class to Relationship Class too soon.”-faith’spen
#21. To one person you are the world…
“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.- Bill Wilson
#22. Learn how to give out love…
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in”- Morrie Schwart
#23. I love you…
“I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you”- Roy Croft
#24. No greater happiness than to be with you…
I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end.- Franz Kafka
#25. Never make someone a priority…
“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option”.-Maya Angelou
#26. To love and let go can be the same thing…
“In the end, we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.”- Jack Kornfield.
#27. Love is a battle…
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, and love is growing up”.-James Baldwin
#28. The truest wisdom…
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”- Charles Dickens
#29. Nothing else makes sense…
“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense. E.E Cummings.
#30. Love is the first gift…
“Love is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding is the third.”- Marge Piercy
#31. I choose you…
“And on purpose, I choose you.” -Anonymous
#32. I’m not just here for the pretty parts…
“I love you, that means I’m not just here for the pretty parts. I’m here no matter what.”- Claudia Gray
#33. I want to get drunk.
“Your lips are like wine, and I want to get drunk.”- William Shakespeare
#34. Your love is better than wine…
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth for your love is better than wine.”-King Solomon
#35. It’s your voice that calms my soul…
“Of all the music I’ve ever heard, it’s your voice that calms my soul.”- K. Towne Jnr
#36. If you can’t give love, don’t expect it…
“ If you can’t give trust, don’t expect it. If you can’t give love, don’t expect it. If you can’t give care, don’t expect it. To get grace, you give grace.”-Nwabueze Pleroma Temple
#37. Love is a two-way street…
“Love is a two-way street and can’t be by force.”-Pastor Kingsley
#38. The right one will be pleased…
“Never lower your godly standard to please anyone. The right one will be pleased with what you stand for.”–Lovelastingrelationships
#39. He’s coming saved…
“You won’t need to convince the next one. He’s coming saved, bearded and ready.”- Virtuous and waiting
#40. I think about you when I wake up…
“A morning text doesn’t only mean good morning. It also means I think about you when I wake up.”- Anonymous
Love is Indeed Beautiful
I employ you never to give up on love because of past failed relationships.
Your trust had been violated. Your heart ripped from your chest and left to bleed between your feet. You’ve probably been lied to, cheated, dumped and taken for a fool. However, it is not enough to shut the door completely on love or worry about being cursed.
Dear Lady, imagine having a man who says he got you and he shows he got you.
Dear Gentleman, imagine being with a lady who asks God to help her love you correctly.
With my whole heart, I believe God loves you so much and He is super interested in your love story. Believe me when I say He has a love story with your name on it.
Someday, He will connect you to the right person with whom you’ll coauthor a love story and have meaningful conversations.
I pray He reveals the next piece to your puzzle even when you pray for your spouse diligently.
I know the wait is taking longer than you anticipated. But don’t allow the waiting process to make you doubt what God promised you would happen.
Don’t let desperation make you settle for less or be treated as an option.
You deserve more.
My single lady,
“When a man is truly interested in you, his pursuit will be consistent and relentless. If he misses you, he’ll call to hear your voice. If he just wants you, he’ll say it. And if he cares, he’ll show it. If he has thoughts about you, it will come out of his mouth. If you are on his mind non-stop, he will do anything he can just to see you. If he truly likes you, he won’t let anything get in the way and fight back to keep you in his arms. If not, he’s not worth your time because you’re not worth his,” says Ron.
My single man,
When a lady is truly interested in you, her green lights will be consistent. She won’t milk you dry under the pretext of wanting you to prove your love. You are a King. So, stay and act as one.
I leave you with these precious words from a friend’s caption on Instagram:
When I say I love you more, I don’t mean
I love you more than you love me…
I mean I love us you more than any obstacle that could try to come between us
I love you the most
There are thousands upon thousands of inspiring quotes about love.
What’s your favourite?
Let us know in the comments below.