How Do I Love Thee?: Famous Love Quotes & Poems

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach....
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I love thee, as I love the calm
Of sweet, star-lighted hours!
I love thee, as I love the balm
Of early jes'mine flow'rs.
Eliza Acton
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
George Gordon, Lord Byron
I seem to have loved you
in numberless forms,
numberless times,
in life after life,
in age after age forever.
Rabindranath Tagore
But true love is a durable fire,
In the mind ever burning,
Never sick, never old, never dead,
From itself never turning.
Sir Walter Raleigh
The voice of my beloved! behold,
he cometh leaping upon the
mountains, skipping upon the hills.
Song of Solomon 2:8
I met in the street a very poor
young man who was in love.
His hat was old, his coat worn,
his cloak was out at the elbows,
the water passed through his shoes—
and the stars through his soul.
Victor Hugo
Drink to me, only, with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I'll not look for wine.
Ben Jonson
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune!
Robert Burns
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies,
With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies,
When love is done.
Francis W. Bourdillon
Love is a haunting melody
That I have never mastered
And I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy'd the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought,
to have done...
Matthew Arnold
And think not you can direct the
course of love. For love, if it finds
you worthy, directs your course.
Kahlil Gibran
There is no disguise which can hide
love for long where it exists,
or simulate it where it does not.
La Rochefoucauld
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills and fields,
Woods or steepy mountains yields.
Christopher Marlowe
I am two fools, I know,
For loving, and for saying so
In whining poetry.
John Donne
Those who have courage to love
should have courage to suffer.
Anthony Trollope
Ah Love! could you and I with Him conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
Would not we shatter it to bits * and then
Re-mold it nearer to the Heart's Desire!
Omar Khayyam
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
William Shakespeare
Love is the emblem of eternity:
it confounds all notion of time:
effaces all memory of a beginning,
all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Many waters cannot quench love,
Neither can the floods drown it.
Song of Solomon 8:7
There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.
George Sand
My heart shall be thy garden.
Alice Meynell
And looking to the Heaven,
that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the lot
that made me love you.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime.
We would sit down, and think which way
To walk, and pass our long love's day.
Andrew Marvell
It warms me, it charms me,
To mention but her name;
It heats me, it beats me,
And set me a' on flame.
Robert Burns
Love is a god
Strong, free, unabounded,
and as some define
Fears nothing, pitieth none.
John Milton
All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
All are but ministers of love
And feed this sacred flame.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars grow old...
William Shakespeare
Bid me to weep, and I will weep,
While I have eyes to see;
And, having none, yet I will keep
A heart to weep for thee.
Robert Herrick
If I should meet thee after long years,
How should I greet thee?
With silence and tears.....
Robert Browning
And I will come again, my luve
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.
Robert Burns
Be she sullen, I commend her
For a modest; be she merry,
For a kind one her prefer I.
Briefly, everything doth lend her
So much grace and so approve her
That for everything I love her.
William Browne
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Come my Celia, let us prove,
While we can, the sports of love;
Time will not be ours forever.
Ben Jonson
A pity beyond all telling
Is hid in the heart of love.
W.B. Yeats
If I know what love is,
It is because of you.
Herman Hesse
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.
Edgar Allan Poe
And when love speaks,
the voice of all the gods makes
heaven drowsy with the harmony.
William Shakespeare
Who ever loved,
that loved not at first sight?
Christopher Marlowe
Love is of all the passions the strongest,
for it attacks simultaneously the head,
the heart, and the senses.
Grow old along with me,
the best is yet to be.
Robert Browning
Unremembered and afar
I watched you as I watched a star,
Through darkness struggling into view,
And loved you better than you knew.
Elizabeth Akers Allen
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare
Nobody has ever measured,
not even poets, how much
the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald
We are the leaves of one branch,
the drops of one sea,
the flowers of one garden.
Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire
Grace was in all her steps,
Heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.
John Milton
Love feels no burden, thinks
nothing of trouble and attempts
what is above its strength.
Thomas A Kempis
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
Say that health and wealth
have missed me,
Say I'm growing old, but add
Jenny kissed me.
Leigh Hunt
Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?
Robert Frost
Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.
George Gordon, Lord Byron
So dear I love him that with him,
All deaths I could endure.
Without him, live no life.
William Shakespeare
I wished for nothing beyond her smile,
and to walk with her thus, hand in hand,
along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path.
Andre Gide
But whenever I see you, I burst apart
And scatter the sky with my blazing heart.
It spits and sparkles in stars and balls,
Buds into roses—and flares, and falls.
Amy Lowell

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