Great Verses of Love

Great Verses of Love

In this article, you will find some of the greatest poems relating to love and marriage. You may wish to use one or more of these excerpts as a starting point for developing your vows. Alternatively, you may decide to use a quote as a supplementary reading during your wedding ceremony.

These are some of the most moving words ever penned.

  • You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams – Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

  • We loved with a love that was more than a love. – Edgar Allan Poe

  • Now the rite is daily done,
    Now the word is spoken,
    And the spell has made us one
    Which may ne’er be broken. – Winthrop Mackworth Praed

  • The sin who tell us love can die,
    With life all other passions flies,
    All others are but vanity. – Robert Southey

  • Each shining light above us
    Has its own peculiar grace;
    But every light of heaven
    Is in my darling’s face. – John Hay

  • Love is not getting, but giving;
    It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living – Henry Van Dyke

  • I think true love is never blind,
    But rather brings an added light,
    An inner vision quick to find
    The beauties hid from common sight
    No soul can ever clearly see
    Another highest, noblest part,
    Save through the sweet philosophy
    And loving wisdom of the heart. – Phoebe Cary

  • I’ll love him more, more
    Than e’er wife loved before
    Be the days dark or bright. – Jean Ingelow

  • Only the life lives for another is worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

  • There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.
    It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. – Charles morgan

  • Love is that splendid triggering of human ability… the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself towards someone else. – Jose Ortega y Gasset

  • Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • Where there is great love there are always miracles. – Willa Cather

  • Marriage is not a union merely between two creatures – it is a union between two spirits, and the intention of that bond is to perfect the nature of both. – Frederick William Robertson

  • Love, indeed, lends a precious seeing to the eye, and hearing to the ear, all sights and sounds are glorified by the light of its presence. – Frederick Saunders

  • When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be. – Leo Tolstoy

  • Your embraces alone give life to my heart. – Ancient Egyptian inscription

  • If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were love by wife, then thee. – Anne Bradstreet

  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. – Kahlil gibran

  • What is there in the vale of life
    half so delightful as a wife,
    When friendship, love, and peace combine
    To stamp the marriage bond divine? – William Cowper

  • All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
    Whatever stir this mortal frame,
    All are but ministers of Love,
    And feed his sacred flame. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • What love is, if thou wouldst be taught,
    Thy heart must teach alone-
    Two souls with but a single thought,
    Two hearts that beat as one. – Friedrich Halm

  • Fame, wealth, and honor? what are you to Love. – Alexander Pope

  • Unable are the loved to die
    For Love is immortality. – Emily Dickinsons

  • Our state cannot be severed, we were one,
    One FLesh, to lose thee were to lose my self. – John Milton

  • If a thing loves, it is infinite. – William Blake

  • Love is a great beautifier. – Louisa May Alcott

  • Love is just friendship set to music. – E. Joseph Crossman

  • It is a good thing to be rich and strong, but it is a better thing to be loved. – Euripides

  • Those who love deeper never grow old. They may die of old age, but they die young. – Benjamin Franklin

  • It isn’t possible to love and to part. – E. M. Forster

  • Love is a game that two can play and both can win. – Eva Gabor

  • Life is a flower for which love is the honey. – Victor Hugs

  • In loving, you lean on someone to hold them up. – Rod McKuen

  • Age does not protect you from love,
    But love, to some extent, protects you from age. – Jeanne Moreau

  • Love is like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. – Mark A. Overby

  • To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. – Karen Sunde

  • Where love is, there is God also. – Leo Tolstoy

  • Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • True love doesn’t have a happy ending true love doesn’t have an ending. – Unknown

  • Let my love, like sunshine, surround you, and illuminate your freedom. – Rabindranath Tagore

  • Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. – Peter Ustinov

  • We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me. – Sarah Bernhardt

  • In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. – Janos Arany

  • It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love, the more they give, the more they possess. – Rainer Maria Rilke

  • One word frees us of the weight and pain of life, that word is love. – Sophocles

  • True love doesn’t consist of holding hands, it consists of holding hearts. – O. A. Battista

  • Loves takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. – James Baidwin

  • Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give – which is everything. – Unknown

  • The best proof of love is trust. – Joyce Brothers

  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the hearts. – Helen Keller

  • Love is the most universal, the most tremendous, and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  • Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the course, and effect of all harmonies. – Djalal ad-Din Rumi

  • Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heiniein

All you need is love.

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