50 Love Proverbs That Perfectly Explain The Power Of Love

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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

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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

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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

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Kristen Droesch is a writer/editor, librarian-in-progress, and filthy olive addict.