French Love Quotes

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Enjoy the following French love quotes by some of the most famous French writers, poets, and playwrights. It's not for naught that the French language has been deemed the language of love and romance...

French Love Quotes by Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was a noted French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, statesman, and human rights activist. He has been called the most influential French romantic writer of the 19th century and is most famous for writing "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables."

french love quotes

  • "What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!"
  • "Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
  • "Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
  • "To love another person is to see the face of God."
  • "Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise."

French Love Quotes by Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (1854 - 1891) was a French poet who wrote some of the most remarkable poetry and prose of the 19th century while still in his teens.

  • "Romanticism has never been properly judged. Who was there to judge it? The critics!"
  • "And again: No more gods! No more gods! Man is King, Man is God! But the great Faith is Love!"
  • "Self interest exists, attachment based on personal gain exists, complacency exists. But not love. Love has to be reinvented."

French Love Quotes by Albert Camus

Albert Camus was a French author, journalist, and philosopher of the 20th century.

  • "We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage."
  • "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend."
  • "I know of only one duty, and that is to love."

More French Love Quotes

  • "I am a prisoner here in the name of the King; they can take my life, but not the love that I feel for you. Yes, my adorable mistress, tonight I shall see you, even if I have to put my head on the block to do it." - Voltaire (1694-1778)
  • "Love is being stupid together." - Marcel Proust
  • "Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age." - Anais Nin (French-born novelist)
  • "On n'aime que ce qu'on ne possède pas tout entier." We love only what we do not wholly possess.
  • "In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others." - Andre Maurois
  • "We do not judge the people we love." - Jean-Paul Sartre

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