Sayings about Love

We are doing some research on marriage in various countries and thought we would start with this collection of sayings from  Enjoy!

Just what do Romanians think about love?

Ever wonder what other cultures think about love? Wonder no more. We’ve rounded up our twenty-five favorite love sayings from around the world. Read on to discover the proverb that fits you best.

1. Coffee and love taste best when hot. Ethiopian proverb

2. There is no cure for love other than marriageIrish proverb

3. Nothing is impossible for a willing heart. French proverb

4. He who loves you will make you weep. Argentinian proverb

5. Love itself is calm; turbulence arrives from individuals. Chinese proverb

6. Where there is love there is no darkness. Burundian proverb

7. Love sickness hurts but does not kill. Mexican proverb

8. You can’t tell the cost of food and fuel without being the head of a household; you can’t appreciate the love of your parents without having children of your own. Chinese proverb

9. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. Sudanese proverb

10. In love beggar and king are equal. Indian proverb

11. He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one. Japanese proverb

12. Love has to be shown by deeds not words. Swahili proverb

13. A day lasts until it’s chased away but love lasts until the grave. Irish proverb

14. Love is a despot who spares no one. Namibian proverb

15. Love understands all languages. Romanian proverb

16. All men have three ears, one on the left of his head, one on the right and one in his heart. Armenian proverb

17. It is love that makes the impossible possible. Indian proverb

18. Lovers’ hearts are linked together and always beat as one. Chinese proverb

19. Love makes a man both blind and deaf. Arabian proverb

20. Love is blind so you have to feel your way. Brazilian proverb

21. Love lives in cottages as well as in court. English proverb

22. Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason. French proverb

23. There is no love like the first love. Italian proverb

24. A life without love is like a year without summer. Lithuanian proverb

25. The heart that loves is always young. Greek proverb


Today’s scripture readings, reflection and prayer:

Living Together in the Word

Bob & Rita’s book:  Forever and Day:  An Invitation to Create a Marriage That Lasts a Lifetime is available on or by contacting us.  Also available for Kindle and Nook. Make a retreat with your spouse, at home, on your time.  Readings, relationship tips, questions for discussion.


About Rita & Bob Boeke

Rita Boeke has experience teaching scripture and with her husband Bob has experience in enriching marriages through workshops and retreats. They post a weekly blog at and co-authored Forever and a Day: An Invitation to Create a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime.
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