10 Famous Philosopher Quotes On Love

Philosophers are known for making extraordinary remarks, discoveries and comments about the world. Many erroneously believe that love has escaped their critical attention. Many philosophers have varying opinions about love. Some of them quite thoughtful and deeply moving while others were simply outrageous. But, who, if anyone, has been able to capture love in all of its multifaceted forms with complete perfection? Read these quotes about love from several famous philosophers. You’ll get a sense of the wide spread views on one of the most intriguing aspects of life and one which interests and concerns all of humanity.

-Derek F.

1. “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” ~Plato

2. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu

3. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” ~Rumi

4. “Love comes with hunger.” ~Diogenes

5. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” ~Voltaire

6. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” ~Aristotle

7. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” ~Henry David Thoreau

8. “On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in her strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself–on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger.” ~Simone de Beauvoir

9. “Man is an end in himself. Romantic love—the profound, exalted, lifelong passion that unites his mind and body in the sexual act—is the living testimony to that principle.” ~Ayn Rand

10. “Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical forces.” ~Hannah Arendt


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