Love can be a number of things. It can be the warm, fuzzy feeling that makes you feel good all over, or the thing that makes you daydream and long for the thought of forever.

Using inspirational love quotes to open up the doors on your love life can be sweet, inspiring and useful when trying to find Mr. Right. There’s nothing better than reflecting on an inspiring quote that can help you come up with inventive ideas to take things to the next level.

It’s always a wonderful time when “love is in the air” but sometimes, you have to take matters into your own hands. When doing this, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that there are a number of inspirational quotes about love that are huge generalizations. Those cliché quotes should be avoided as much as possible…even if they are a little hard to detect.

Remember that love is not just an emotion, it’s also an action that must be nurtured in order to grow. When using love quotes, think about how they make you feel, and use them to make your own based on your own feelings to help create a situation that works for you..

Some of the following inspirational love quotes will evoke a number of emotions that help set the mood and the standard on how you view and are receptive to love. They are filled with sensual words, inspiration, imagery and other elements that set the stage for falling in love.

So without further ado, here are some inspiring love quotes and explanations that can help you in romance, friendship or even just to help in making someone’s day:

When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that’s love.”

~ Unknown

This means that loving someone is unconditional and you are content to revel in their happiness without thinking of yourself. This is useful in friendship and romantic situations. It helps you to see how being happy for someone else can open the doors of happiness for you.

No matter how many fights you may get into, if you truly love someone it should never matter in the end.”

~ Victoria

Loving someone can be hard. Love takes work, but when you are truly in love with someone, those things really don’t matter. Understanding that to truly love someone is to deal with all of their flaws helps you have stronger relationships.

For everything people can’t see with their own two eyes is why I’m so in love with you.

~ Unknown

The love you share is a deep attraction between the two of you that no one else shares. People may not understand what that person has that makes you love them, but it really doesn’t matter because what you see makes the difference. This is useful to know because there will be times when no one will agree with your choices, and you have to stand firm on your own two feet.

Accept my heart and I’ll build you a castle with love as its foundation.

~ Unknown

This is probably the sweetest of all these inspirational love quotes. Everyone knows the castle is the basis for most romance novels and backdrops. It means once you accept their heart, it will be strong and impenetrable with love. This is useful in determining what type of guy you want to be with. It serves as a good example of someone who is strong in mind and heart.

Let every day be a passion we can feel … let every day be a dream we touch … let every day be a love we can feel … let every day be a feeling of love that we feel when we are together … let every day be a reason to live our life to love, and let every day be a loving day for everyone close to you.

~ Unknown

This is an inspirational quote for love or even just friendship. It means to live and love your life in the moment of who you are with. This is useful in accepting people for who they are, what they are and how they love you without trying to change them.

Love is a game we all choose to play not knowing whether we will win or lose – we know we just want to keep playing it with the person beside us.

~ Unknown

It means you are willing to take the chance and put in the time for the person that has your attention and you have feelings for. This is useful in developing your own criteria for your life and how you wish to love.

No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you do. I will always love you. I swear it.

~ C.J. Redwine

It doesn’t matter the span of time, things that have occurred, and how much hurt endured, there is only one person in the world you want to be with. This is useful in understanding how to truly forgive. Without forgiveness, there can’t be love.

It’s not about who hurt you and broke you down. It’s about who was always there and made you smile again.

~ Unknown

A good, inspiring quote for friendship and love. It speaks to knowing that you have someone who will be there to protect you and stand up for you no matter what. This is another good example of the art of forgiveness and how it can help heal you to move on.

Love is anything you want it to be, as long as you have the heart to care.

~ Unknown

It means opening your heart to love and exploring the possibilities of what it can be. This is useful in understanding the concept of love and what it means to you. It helps you develop your personal standard of love and what you expect from others you wish to love.

Life and love are like hide and seek. People spend their whole lives looking for love, but it’s often when they finally stop looking for it, they actually find it.

~ Unknown

It means love will find you on its own terms and meet you halfway when you least expect it. This is useful when you’re feeling like love will never come. Keeping an open mind will draw good energy to you and open up your possibilities.

Real men stay faithful. They don’t have time to look for other women because they are too busy looking for new ways to love their own.

~ Unknown

The true mark of a man is how much he demonstrates his love. When he’s completely in love with you, no one can make him go astray. This is useful in understanding the male mindset. Not all men are cheaters and there are very good men who love the concept of being in love. This is a good way to remind yourself about the ideal man.

A heart full of love has a fire no hatred can quench.

~ Terry Mark

True love burns brightly and cannot be dimmed by anything. Whether romantically or in friendship, love will always prevail. This is useful in knowing that true love endures all things and having hope is key.

Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.

~ Jodi Lynn Anderson

This means the person only has eyes for you and is deeply in love. This is useful in reveling in your own happiness and knowing what you want and need in your love life.

I don’t care how hard being together is, nothing is worse than being apart.

~ Josephine Angelini

When you truly love someone, being away from them can feel like an eternity. This works in love/hate relationships (more on them here and here) and adds to the cliché, “I don’t like you, but I can’t live without you.”This is useful in understanding the trials that loving someone can bring but with perseverance they can be overcome.

Love is a battlefield until you find your way home.

~ Allaire W.

Love takes time, work and patience. It’s a daily thing to keep things together. Love can be considered a full-out war zone, but making up makes it all worthwhile. This is useful in remembering that things will not always be easy and your beau may not be thrilled with you sometimes, but true love will always find its way back to its destination.

There’s no greater love than loving my friend.

~ Allaire W.

This means you have the greatest love of all. When you have love with a true friend, the bond is virtually unbreakable. This is useful when developing relationships that you want to last. Being friends first will lay a foundation that will stand the test of time.

Love is like a pair of socks … you gotta have two and they’ve gotta match.

~ Unknown

This is the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing you have someone so compatible that one cannot function without the other. This helps you recognize those partnerships that start out as friends but develop into much more.

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

~ Unknown

There are always pre-supposed “rules in love” but following them may not be your cup of tea. This is useful in establishing your own.

Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way.

~ Unknown

This means that love opens your eyes and heart to different things and helps you to explore new feelings and ideas that may not have been a factor before. This is useful in keeping your options open, believing in the anticipation of being loved and reveling in the feelings you experience.

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

~ Unknown

This is the feeling you will probably feel when you’ve found Mr. Right. It can take you by surprise but give you immense joy. This is useful in believing in the unexpected and knowing that there is always someone for everyone.

I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.

~ Unknown

The beauty of love at its finest – being with the person who makes life worth living. When you’re at that point, nothing else matters and all is well with the world.

These inspirational quotes about love can help you find and maintain a truly loving relationship. While you can quickly fall head over heels for someone, understand that love often needs time to grow and develop into something resilient and long-lasting.

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