Love and literature have always gone hand in hand. If you’re having some trouble putting your feelings into words this Valentine’s Day, take some advice from some of the greatest writers who know a thing or two about the subject of love.


1. “In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.”
-Jane Austen


2. “Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and more disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.”

-Henry Ward Beecher


3. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”

-Roald Dahl


4. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning


5. “If it is right, it happens –the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

-John Steinbeck


6. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
-William Shakespeare


7. “The heart was made to be broken.”

-Oscar Wilde


8. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved”
-George Sand


9. “A believing love will relieve us of a vast load of care.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


10. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

-Henry David Thoreau


11. “Love accomplishes all things.”


12. “To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.”
-Sydney Smith


13. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”
-William Shakespeare


14. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

-Charles Dickens




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