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Love Sentiments and Quotes for Cards, Scrapbooks, and Sharing

Patrice loves all things creative, especially when they are shared with others. You can often find her using a quote to personalize a card.

All You Need Is Love

If you're looking for a kind or romantic sentiment, try a "lovely" quote. We all enjoy the tenderness of love, and there are so many types to savor and celebrate. Enjoy each of the categories below, and pick a few words to share. They are perfect for cards, art, journaling, and scrapbooking. Or how about posting a mushy sentiment on Facebook?

From boyfriends to girlfriends to Grandma, everyone loves to know they are loved!


  • "What the heart gives away is never gone . . . It is kept in the hearts of others." —Robin St. John
  • "We can do no great things; only small things with great love." —Mother Teresa
  • "Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence." —Vincent van Gogh
  • "Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination." —Voltaire
  • "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." —Pablo Picasso
  • "Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile."
  • " As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love."
  • " We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. " —Thornton Wilder
  • "Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart."

Every moment I spend with you becomes a beautiful memory.

Anytime you're next to me,

I'm as close to heaven as I can be.


  • “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." —Judy Garland
  • " We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another." —Luciano de Crescenzo
  • "I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally." —Zelda Fitzgerald
  • "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." —David Viscott
  • "Morning without you is a dwindled dawn." —Emily Dickinson
  • "Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction." —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • "Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart." —Author Unknown
  • "We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly" —Sam Keen
  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
  • "Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life" —Aphra Behn

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.

— Ernest Dowson


  • "I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth." —Chico Marx
  • The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss.
  • Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can't hold back.
  • "A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary." —Ingrid Bergman
  • "Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen." —Jerome K. Jerome
  • "A Kiss that's never tasted is forever and ever wasted" —From a song by Billie Holiday
  • "I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them." —Mae West

As Defined by Kids

  • "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." —Billy, age 4
  • "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." —Terri, age 4
  • "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." —Danny, age 7
  • "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss." —Emily, age 8
  • "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." —Rebecca, age 8
  • "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," —Nikka, age 6
  • "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." —Noelle, age 7
  • "Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." —Tommy, age 6
  • "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." —Mary Ann, age 4
  • "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." —Karen, age 7

How to Personalize Someone Else's Words

We can't all put our feelings into words like Shakespeare or Browning. I think reading quotes give us those "ah ha" moments of, "Yes, that's just what I want to say."

When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards. If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards and print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out, and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape.

Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much, and I think you'll find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.



  • "Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." —Benjamin Franklin
  • "I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known." —Walt Disney
  • "Love is a game that two can play and both win." —Eva Gabor
  • "We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack." —Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism
  • "Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly." —Rose Franken
  • "True love is like a pair of socks . . . you gotta have two and they've gotta match!"

"The night was dark,

The moon was high,

He stopped the car,

She wondered Why,

He moved in close,

Her heart went pitter pat,

He whispered sofly,

The tire is flat."


Anniversary Sentiments

Like a garden in the spring

Life is full of wonderful things.

Our eyes met and from the start

Love was planted in our hearts.

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today,

the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.

The highest happiness on earth is marriage.

—William Lyon Phelps

You don't marry someone you can live with,

you marry the person you cannot live without.

Love brought you together as husband and wife,

And gave each of you a best friend for life.

Happy Anniversary!

Close Friendship

  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
  • "Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies." —Aristotle
  • "Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words." —George Eliot

There's a miracle of friendship that

dwells within the heart

And you don't know how it happens

or where it gets its start

But the happiness it brings you

always gives a special lift

Any you realize that friendship

Is God's most perfect gift.

Love can be a simple smile,

love can be the extra mile,

love can be the chance to say,

love made me think of you today!

We're not really sisters

But we're sisters of the heart,

And nothing shall ever

Tear our friendship apart

Long Distance

Can miles truly separate us?

If we want to be with someone we love,

aren't we already there?

—Richard Bach

Good company in a journey

makes the way seem shorter.

—Izaak Walton

Can't be together—

Wish we could,

To hug you now

Would feel so good!

When we're together

or when we're apart,

you're first in my thoughts

and first in my heart.


Forever Love

  • True love stories never have endings.
  • "Old love does not rust." —Estonian Proverb
  • "Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." —Robert Browning
  • "I've fallen in love many times . . . always with you." —Author Unknown
  • It's never too late to live happily ever after.

"Age does not protect you from love.

But love, to some extent, protects you from age."

"It has been said that it takes a minute to find

a special person, an hour to appreciate them,

a day to love them, and an entire life to forget them."

"Your love gives me happiness, joy and delight;

You're the sun in my morning, the moon in my night,

You're the one that I cherish, the love of my life;

And I truly am blessed, that we are husband and wife."


Bible Verses and Christian Sentiments

  • "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." —1 Corinthians 13:4-7
  • "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." —Psalm 37:4

"For God so loved the world,

that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in Him

should not perish,

but have everlasting life . . . "

—John 3:16

"You will seek Me and find Me

when you search for Me with

all your heart."

—Jeremiah 29:13

  • "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." —John 13:34-35 NIV
  • "Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." —Psalm 90:14
  • "I thank my God every time I remember you." —Phillipians 1:3
  • "To love a person, means to see him (her) as God intended him (her) to be." —Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • "Christian love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will." —C. S. Lewis

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anonymous on February 23, 2013:

Levely; dear Good quotes. I love quotes, I am also running my own site with 50,000 jokes and quotes. and I like to read them. great work

anonymous on February 14, 2013:

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. I found my courage too late and now my strength is gone along with the one I still love.

anonymous on February 13, 2013:

This just helped me make a poe for my mom & dad. (not from me) I made the poem, but my mom is going to give to my dad in a card.

anonymous on February 12, 2013:

Thanks for these.....having a hard time deciding on just one!!!

cutethings on February 05, 2013:

You found a lot of beautiful Valentine quotes and sentiments. Thank you.

anonymous on February 01, 2013:

These were all wonderful! Thank you for sharing. - Sally

bkaabluaks on January 20, 2013:

Nice collections :)

anonymous on July 19, 2012:

my 1st love and last love only my partner,

anonymous on May 31, 2012:

nice collection of lens yr...:)

anonymous on May 08, 2012:

Good Collection:)

To know completely about Love just fall in love its great feeling:)

anonymous on February 19, 2012:

@crismis: Hi ;)

anonymous on February 14, 2012:

love is... YOU.

crismis on February 06, 2012:

Love is one of the highest feeling ... Romantic lens...

WorldVisionary on February 04, 2012:

Great selections here! Thumbs up and an Angel blessing for you!

MelonyVaughan on February 04, 2012:

What a wonderful and romantic lens. Thanks!

dahlia369 on February 04, 2012:

Nice collection and great resource! :)

isaachan on February 04, 2012:

Happy Valentine......sweet lense thks!

Jethro from Philippines on February 04, 2012:

I love this lens and sentiments / love quotes presented here. Nice one! Keep it up. :)

pheonix76 from WNY on February 04, 2012:

A sweet Valentine's Day lens. Thanks for sharing these quotes. :)

phpdeveloperindia on February 03, 2012:

Nice lens

dellgirl on February 03, 2012:

This is a great lens, you have shared lots of helpful information. Congratulations on making Popular Pages, featured Lenses.

queenofduvetcover on February 03, 2012:

Wow, nice lens! =)

Liajoe on February 03, 2012:

I love your lens, the vintage pictures and the sweet and funny quotes!

thomanna on February 01, 2012:

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6

If we could all be so wise. Out of the mouths of babes...

Great lense!

ilovetoquote on January 31, 2012:

now i will have new things to quote to my wife on valentine's dat

Bob from Kansas City on January 31, 2012:

What a great lens! Really enjoyed it, well done.

ViJuvenate on January 30, 2012:

What a beautiful lens, full of romance and sweetness. And I love the Bible verses!

anonymous on January 30, 2012:

Love those vintage pix....lots of good sentiment to choose from here

littletree1524 on January 30, 2012:

I really liked this lens, it showed love in many ways and times. I have to say the cutest were kid's quotes...everything is simple when you look through a child's eye. The Bible quotes were super...I really loved this lens, Thanks for sharing.

ohcaroline on January 30, 2012:

I've read this lens before; but just wanted to come back and say how much I enjoyed it. :)

SoniaCarew on January 30, 2012:

Great quotes, and sentiments. As a writer, I tend to not quote others' sentiments, it feels like cheating to me. After all, expressing my deepest, darkest, and 'lightest' emotions is what writing is about for me.

jeremykim2011 on January 29, 2012:

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

jimmyworldstar on January 29, 2012:

This is the best quote so far:

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

I like the accompanying pictures and quotes. Find a way to make every Valentine's Day extra special.

Mickie Gee on January 29, 2012:

Including these sentiments on lens I wrote about sending "love notes". Not everyone is good at coming up with words to express love. Thanks for sharing these feelings with the rest of us who are "word challenged".

anonymous on December 04, 2011:

these are some really sweet quotes i love them!!

anonymous on September 09, 2011:

Hi...Loved It......Thanks!!!!

anonymous on August 20, 2011:

Great quotes. I like to put text around my pics and these will come in handy. Thank you.

NidhiRajat on August 09, 2011:

hi.....god bless you!!!!

HeavenBlessedMe on June 18, 2011:

Another great lens...Have a blessed day!

anonymous on June 10, 2011:


AuthorNormaBudden on May 28, 2011:

This is a breath-taking lens. I truly enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back to read other lenses you've created. Blessed by an angel.

anonymous on April 13, 2011:

nyc quotes

ValerieRayne LM on February 14, 2011:

I love your lens! Thanks for making it! I enjoyed reading all the great quotes ;)

AnnaleeBlysse on February 02, 2011:

Nice set of quotes for Valentine's Day!

gravityx9 on January 23, 2011:

Great lens! THUMBS UP and I have featured it with my lens.... *SEE IT HERE*

James M Becher from South Florida on January 23, 2011:

Really great lense. I'm lensrolling it to and featuring it on my lense The Greatest Love and also my quote lense: Inspiring Life Quotes.

Anything you can do in return will be appreciated.



anonymous on January 14, 2011:

its amzing

anonymous on January 14, 2011:

there absolutly beautiful, its really the sort of words you feel in side, but are hard to say for some of us ...hahaha...

Absolutly amazing.....

anonymous on January 11, 2011:

Very interesting and beautiful lens.You have defined various layers of love sentiments.

scar4 on December 23, 2010:

Another nice lens from you, excited!

Lisa Auch from Scotland on November 24, 2010:

how beautiful and the pictures are gorgeous too ~Blessed by a passing Angel~

ohcaroline on November 01, 2010:

These are so touching. Nothing but love expressed here.

anonymous on September 08, 2010:

Pretty awesome love quotes and sentiments.

anonymous on September 04, 2010:

Such a fantastic feelings expressed so nicely.

anonymous on August 18, 2010:

this quotes really works as a medicine for my heart. lots of thanks.god bless you.

anonymous on August 17, 2010:

I loved all the lines.Thax 4 dat will alys visit this site.

anonymous on August 09, 2010:

@anonymous: our feelings are everlasting so keep with them.....................

anonymous on August 08, 2010:

hello, this is a good site,, i love the lines of qoutes.. keep it up

anonymous on June 13, 2010:

These love lens are amazing i totally loved it.

anonymous on April 07, 2010:

love is like a flower, sooner or later it dies.. but the scent and beauty before it did will remain to our hearts..

anonymous on March 18, 2010:

We love scrapbooking and making cards using our Cricut Expression to create cool stuff.

In fact we now have Cricut Card Making Kits that make great Art Projects for Children

lasertek lm on February 18, 2010:

Excellent! Nice compilation of love quotes and sentiments. I especially like the kids definition of love. Made me remember my definition of love when I was younger. 5*

Lee Hansen from Vermont on February 07, 2010:

The sentimental side of Valentine's Day has so many variations, from kids' Valentine sweetness, to friendship to profoundly romantic expressions of love; this lens illustrates them all so beautifully.

anonymous on January 10, 2010:

Our feelings are expressed in a best way by using excellent quotes.Couples love romantic quotes.

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anonymous on January 02, 2010:

These are wonderful, such a great assortment to choose from, depending on the need!

anonymous on August 27, 2009:

i love the greatest love scriptures. it's nice to know that people are recognizing the important messages in the Bible.

danydnoo on August 16, 2009:

Great lens. Well done.

It is now one of my favorite lenses here and a place to come and enjoy all these quotes.

I am a sucker for love quotes. My other favorite web site is The Love Quotes Encyclopedia and that has quite a fabulous collection of love quotes as well.

I added you to my favorites and will be back often. Thanks for making this.

Mary from Chicago area on June 05, 2009:

Excellent--5***** and lensrolled to my "Philosophy of Life quotes" lens :)

anonymous on February 14, 2009:

What an awesome collection of sentiments! They really helped me in writing to my hubby this Valentine's!!

dahlia369 on February 13, 2009:

Thank you for this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day sentiments - just what I was looking for!!! :)

Happy Valentine's Day...

anonymous on February 11, 2009:

I love you not because I need You

I need you, because I love you, Anyssa!

encouragingwords (author) on February 07, 2009:

So glad you found what you're looking for; thanks for visiting.[in reply to Vgirl]

anonymous on February 06, 2009:

You've come thru for me AGAIN! I make my own cards so I have visited your pages many times for help with the sentiments - THANK YOU!

a-ha-design on January 28, 2009:

Beautiful lens! Full of love.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on January 13, 2009:

Lovely lens; Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

anonymous on August 07, 2008:

I love them, all are amazing. Thank you!

Zarea on July 14, 2008:

Children are so honest...I love your lens!

thomasz on February 12, 2008:

I like this lens. 5 stars to you.

Aika on February 12, 2008:

perfect for Valentines! thanks a lot!

anonymous on February 11, 2008:

More than 50 years have passed sense my husband came home with a box of candy costing about $.39. It was wrapped in lined notebook paper and written on it was: "TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING WOMAN I'VE EVEN KNOWN--------My wife."

All my love,


anonymous on February 11, 2008:

More than 50 years have passed sense my husband came home with a box of candy costing about $.39. It was wrapped in lined notebook paper and written on it was: "TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING WOMAN I'VE EVEN KNOWN--------My wife."

All my love,


GypsyPirate LM on February 10, 2008:

You have some really great quotes here, and I love Martina McBride. Thanks for joining the Heartfelt Headquarters!

anonymous on February 09, 2008:

"Within you, I lose myself. Without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again."

CJPate on February 02, 2008:

Wonderful lens - full of fun and truth!

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on January 30, 2008:

Your lens expresses love in so many different ways just like the movie Love Actually. I joined your Fan Club and added this lens to my favorites.

BeccaFletcher on January 27, 2008:

Oh, wonderful! Love it. Lensrolled!

KimGiancaterino on January 23, 2008:

Great Valentine's Day lens. Lensrolled!

clouda9 lm on January 16, 2008:

Very nice lens! My favorite: "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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Corinthians 13:4-7

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on January 16, 2008:

Well done!! 5 stars. Feel free to drop by my valentine lens: French fashion designers valentine day stamps

EvieJewelry on January 09, 2008:

Hi Love it Lenrolled it