French love quotes

Ah French, such a romantic language, right? 🙂

Whether you want to make a loved one happy or simply learn French with love quotes, here is a selection of my favorite love quotes with English translation.

If you are in a romantic mood, check out how to say I love you in French.

La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel.

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

 

Vivre sans aimer n’est pas proprement vivre.

To live without loving is to not really live.

Molière

 

Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé.

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

George Sand

Entre deux coeurs qui s’aiment, nul besoin de paroles.

Two hearts in love need no words.

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

 

Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.

Love doesn’t mean gazing at each other, but looking, together, in the same direction.

Antoine de St-Exupéry

 

Le seul vrai langage au monde est un baiser.

The only true language in the world is a kiss.

Musset

 

L’amour est la poésie des sens.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Balzac

 

C’est cela l’amour, tout donner, tout sacrifier sans espoir de retour.

That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return.

Albert Camus

 

L’amour fait les plus grandes douceurs et les plus sensibles infortunes de la vie.

Love makes the greatest pleasures and most sensitive misfortunes of life.

Madeleine de Scudery

 

Quand il me prend dans ses bras,Il me parle tout bas,Je vois la vie en rose.

When he takes me in his arms,and speaks to me softly,I see the world through rose-colored glasses.

Edith Piaf

 

L’amour est l’emblème de l’éternité, il confond toute la notion de temps, efface toute la mémoire d’un commencement, toute la crainte d’une extrémité.

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

Madame de Staël

 

J’ai aimé jusqu’à atteindre la folie. Ce que certains appellent la folie, mais ce qui pour moi, est la seule façon d’aimer.

I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.

Françoise Sagan

 

Do you know other beautiful French love quotes? Share them with us in the comments!

And if you’d like to learn more French vocabulary related to love, check out 8 French Idioms Related to Love and Dating!

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Published by Benjamin Houy

Bonjour ! Je suis Benjamin Houy, the creator of French Together and author of the Amazon bestseller How to Learn French in a Year. I help English speakers learn French naturally so they can quickly have their first conversation in French. I learned English and German on my own and am now learning Russian and enjoying Berlin summer.