12 Most Provocative Quotes on LOVE

12 Most Provocative Quotes on LOVE

February 14th is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air…
But what does the 4 letter word “LOVE” really mean?
Is there a universal definition of love?
Is there a language of love?
Does love mean the same thing to you and me?

In an attempt to unravel this, I did some research on the subject. And based on my research, I discovered the following:
• In every piece of literature that I read, love has always been described as a very powerful, positive and transformational human emotion
• There is no universal definition of love — it means different things to different people
• Even for a single individual,
• The definition of love changes as one evolves in the journey of life
• The emotions, expressions, intensity and manifestations vary based on your relationships. For example: The love you feel varies for your parents, siblings, spouse, children, friends, family and yourself.

In this post, I have listed the 12 most thought provoking quotes on love that I have come across…

1. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it; you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

2. Rumi

We love:
that’s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts.

3. Sam Keen

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

4. John Powell

The only love worthy of a name is unconditional.

5. Dr. Seuss

When you are in love you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

6. Albert Einstein

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

7. Leo Buscaglia

One does not fall “in” and “out” of love. One grows in love.

8. Author unknown

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.

9. Thomas P. Kempis

Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.

10. Roy Croft

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

11. Vincent Van Gogh

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

12. Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Pause and reflect…
What does love mean to you?

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Nischala Murthy Kaushik


Nischala currently works at Wipro. She has more than a decade of corporate experience which includes progressively responsible lines in Business Strategy, Business Solutions & Innovation, Branding & Marketing, Consulting, Business Development and Project Delivery of IT applications for several customers across the globe. Nischala is an active blogger. She blogs at VERVE : The Quintessence of my Life and Nischala's Space, Thoughts & Expressions - Both of which have been added to the List of Best Indian Blogs. In addition, she writes guest posts at sites like ProBlogger , FamousBloggers , 12Most.com , The Change Blog , PaulWriter & MindBlogs . For the full list of her guest posts, refer to the My Guest Posts Section on her blog. Nischala has completed her MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), one of the premier Business schools in India. She takes pride in being a Mother, Philosopher, Writer, Scholar & Guru of Life for Life and most importantly, the Chief Happiness Officer of her LIFE!!! You can follow her on Twitter @nimu9

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Fantastic list, Nischala - #3 and #8 were my faves.


From the Beatles, this always stays with me:

"And in the end,

the love you take

is equal to the love

you make." The last line on their last album, and so very true.


@nimu9 @12most These are all great, but I particularly like #s 5 and 8. Well Done! {:>)


Martin D Redmond
Martin D Redmond

Love the quotes! They're so diverse, and provocative! Posted #1 to my FB page as my status! Thanks!


Thanks. Glad you liked it. To be honest, I had a tough time even arriving at 12...


@Martin D Redmond Thanks Martin for stopping by... Hope you got some great reactions for the status :). Hope you had a great V day and Have a LOVELY Day