Loved Quotes

Loved quotes resonate deeply within our hearts, echoing the universal truths of human experience. They serve as beacons of wisdom, guiding us through the complexities of life, love, and the myriad emotions that define our existence. These cherished snippets of insight, often distilled from a sea of words, have the power to uplift, inspire, and sometimes even challenge us to view the world through a different lens.

Through the ages, quotes about love have found their way into the fabric of our daily lives, becoming part of our conversations, our literature, and our personal reflections. Whether sourced from famous literary works, the utterances of renowned personalities, or the anonymous musings that somehow capture the essence of what it means to love and be loved, these quotes remind us of the profound impact that love has on every aspect of our being. As we delve into the following quotes, let us reflect on their meanings, the emotions they stir, and the lessons they impart about the enduring power of love in our lives.

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good. Buddha

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth

I had, like, 11 jobs. I’ve been fired 11 times! ‘Cause I’m not cut for that. You know, I was a great employee, man. Everybody loved me coming to work – I’m singing, tellin’ jokes on the assembly line. I was miserable, man. I was dying. I was dying. Steve Harvey

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved. Reba McEntire

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones. Thich Nhat Hanh

Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn’t do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another. Vince Lombardi

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. Andre Gide

No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply. Billy Graham

I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world. Michelle Obama

And the greatest lesson that mom ever taught me though was this one. She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Now she said to always pick being respected. Chris Christie

We all want to be loved. We all want to feel accepted. We all want to feel content. And life is hard. Hayley Kiyoko

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels. Saint Augustine

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. Romain Rolland

When I make a film I’m away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them. Kevin Costner

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. Charles Dickens

We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones. Ed Markey

Let us live no more to ourselves, but to Him who loved us, and gave Himself to die for us. Roger Sherman

You know when you have a party as a kid, and your mom hires a fairy, princess, or superhero to come host the party? I was Fairy Lavender. I loved it. It was good training for theater. Sarah Snook

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

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. Harper Lee

I’ve been looking around, and I noticed something: how much you really need to be loved. Ambition isn’t just a desperate quest for positions or money. It’s just love – lots of love. Janis Joplin

For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter. Marie de France

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid

I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn’t. Noel Gallagher

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplacable being. Tom Robbins

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. Paulo Coelho

A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick. Brene Brown

Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved. Vivien Leigh

The thing I loved the most – and still love the most about teaching – is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits. Mike Krzyzewski

At the end of the day, who I really and truly am is a little girl who loved to play the piano. Lady Gaga

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. Frank A. Clark

The people who are bullying you, they’re insecure about who they are, and that’s why they’re bullying you. It never has to do with the person they’re bullying. They desperately want to be loved and be accepted, and they go out of their way to make people feel unaccepted so that they’re not alone. Madelaine Petsch

We can’t change the past but we can learn from history and remember the important things – the sacrifices our loved ones made, and the price of our freedom today. Vera Lynn

Women are made to be loved, not understood. Oscar Wilde

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. Mignon McLaughlin

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. Joseph B. Wirthlin

I’ve always loved to dress up a bit and show off. Daniel Craig

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with. Michael Jackson

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. Bertrand Russell

My parents loved each other. I was raised in a house of total love and respect. My dad worked very hard and my mother was incredibly devoted to him. I can unequivocally, without any peradventure of doubt, tell you that I was raised with the kind of love that we only dream of. James Woods

Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable. David Augsburger

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied. Mark Twain

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. Charles Spurgeon

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love. Leo Buscaglia

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. Hedy Lamarr

There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. Nicolas Chamfort

Irrespective of age, we mourn for those loved and lost. Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love. Russell M. Nelson

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy? Princess Diana

No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. Josh McDowell

The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close. Thomas Moore

I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty. Miuccia Prada

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. Marilyn Monroe

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. Michel de Montaigne

Those who persevere in sin are those who are held in abhorrence by God, but those who abandon the ways of sin are loved by the Lord. St. Jerome

Why is it better to love than to be loved? It is surer. Sacha Guitry

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones. Kiana Tom

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. Ray Stannard Baker

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change. Sarah Ban Breathnach

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. George MacDonald

I loved ‘True Detective’ so much in Season 1, and then when the Season 2 monstrosity came around, I was like, ‘What is this show? What have you done to this show?’ David Harbour

I was both loved and hated for being upfront. But I was just being myself. Sunny Deol

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Henri Frederic Amiel

If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love. Samuel Beckett

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? Christopher Marlowe

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom. Erik Erikson

Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there’s time, the Bastard Time. John Steinbeck

I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving. Fred Rogers

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. Humphrey Bogart

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. Emily Dickinson

It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Jesus Christ

To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness. Zsa Zsa Gabor

I’ve always loved the editing process. Kate Herron

If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When I did play team sports, I was into soccer and hockey. I loved hockey. And then rock climbing became the thing that got me out of Iowa, and I traveled the world for rock climbing. I really loved the, I guess you would say, dirtbag lifestyle of not eating much and traveling the world and slipping into different cultures and just observing. Jason Momoa

Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them. William Shakespeare

When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart. Edwin Booth

When I look out at the people and they look at me and they’re smiling, then I know that I’m loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems. Etta James

I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there. Shirley Jackson

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Kurt Cobain

You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here. Ram Dass

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved. Saint Francis de Sales

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo

I loved clinical practice, but in public health, you can impact more than one person at a time. The whole society is your patient. Tom Frieden

It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. Matthew Arnold

For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved. Henri Nouwen

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul. Maria Montessori

I just want to love and be loved. Jennie Garth

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. Friedrich Nietzsche

Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all. Ken Kesey

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. Jane Austen

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

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott

My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one. Groucho Marx

I have an immense amount of respect for acting. I’ve always loved movies and was always fascinated by movie-making. But to become an actor, I wanted to commit myself. Dwayne Johnson

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. Charles Morgan

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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