12 Beautiful French Love Quotes with English Translation

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Want to seduce a loved one or simply enjoy the beauty of the French language?

Here is a selection of famous French love quotes with English translation. And If you are in a romantic mood, be sure to check out how to say I love you in French.

Victor Hugo quote

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.


quote George Sand

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

Quote Marceline Desbordes Valmore

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

Two hearts in love need no words.

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

quotes St Exupery

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

quote Musset

Le seul vrai langage au monde est un baiser.

The only true language in the world is a kiss.



Balzac quote

L’amour est la poésie des sens.

Love is the poetry of the senses.


Camus quote

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

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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

Edith Piaf quote

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   french love quote

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

quote Sagan

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

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  • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

    You are welcome :).

  • Dolly Navina Lakra

    So Beautiful ! Love Them All ! :) Thank You So Much ! God Bless Benjamin !

    • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

      Thanks for sharing :).

  • Adeline Su’aidi-Lancelot

    Benjamin thanks for sharing the classic quotes. #SimplyFrench

    • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

      You are welcome :).

  • Katie

    Love these quotes – thank you :) I love the French language when talking about love and will use some of these to go with my art nouveau tattoos

    • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

      Art nouveau tattoos? I would love to see what they look like :).

  • sumayy

    hi im 16 yr old malaysian. can you please share some motivational quotes? merci ;)

  • Anastasia

    Do you have any good quotes about Dreams ? French quotes of course :)

  • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

    I don’t, but you can find some there :).


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  • Jordan

    I think my favorite one I’ve learned so far is , “Memes san gravité sur Terre, je tomberais amourex de toi.”

    • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

      Beautiful :). Do you know who it’s from?

      • Jordan

        No! I just recently learned it on an app that has been teaching me French. It was part of the Love module. It taught me how to flirt in French. It was actually really fun.

        • http://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

          It’s always good to know :).

        • cocosmama

          On what app?

          • https://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin Houy

            I am not sure if it’s the app Jordan uses, but Mosalingua has a module where they teach expressions about love if I remember correctly.

    • Hannah

      Can u please translate this quote??

      • https://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin Houy

        I would be happy to do it if you tell me what quote you would like me to translate :).

      • Tristan Finet

        I guess that you want a translation of “Même sans gravité sur terre, je tomberais amoureux de toi”. I’m a french guy who love poestry and litterature and so, it’s a pleasure to translate these sentences in (poor) english : “Even without earth’s gravity, I would fall in love with you.”

        • https://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin Houy

          Merci, je vais ajouter ça :).

          Ton anglais a l’air plutôt bon.

  • cheerleader9

    These are the most beautiful things I have ever read in French. Thank you for assembling them.

    • https://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin

      Derien :).

  • Michelle

    Mon Dieu c’est quotations sont vraiment magnifique! Merci beaucoup pour avoir assemblé tous ces quotations! C’est tous simplement magnifique félicitations toi et continue a faire ca!!! Keep Going!

    • https://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin Houy

      Merci Michelle :).

  • Shantana

    C’est belle, merci boucoup ;*

    • https://frenchtogether.com/ Benjamin Houy

      Derien :).