It comes to us sometimes to wonder what love is and while ain't no specific definition for it, any definition can be right, so below are some definition of love you should know:
1- Love is tenderness, it means to accept your partner with all his imperfections.
2- Love is not "If" and "because", love is "anyway" and "even though".
3- That's what true love is. Always wanting what's best for someone, even if that doesn't include you.
4- Love is not finding someone to live with, it's finding someone you can't live without.
5- Love is many things, but it is never deceitful. Nothing toxic comes from genuine love.
6- One word frees us all from the weight and pain of life, that word is love.
7- When someone else's happiness is you happiness, that is love.
8- Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.
9- Love isn't perfect, it isn't a fairytale or a storybook and it doesn't always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define and impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, love is realizing that every hour, every minute and every second was worth if because you did it together.
10- Love is a learned behavior. A person can't show what they don't know. You teach someone how to love you by what you allow.
11- Love is sweet when it's new, but even sweeter when it's true.
12- Love means that you accept a person with all their failures, stupidities, ugly points, and nonetheless, you see perfection in imperfection itself.
13- The moment you believe that love is not about losing or winning. It is just a few moments in time, followed by an eternity of situations to grow from.
14- Nothing in this world was more difficult than love.
15- You can't be loved because you're beautiful, but you're always beautiful because you're loved.
16- Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.
17- Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
18- Love is like a flower-you've got to let it grow.
19- It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.
20- Love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
21- Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
22- Love is deeper than feelings.
23- Love is to let yourself open to that special someone without fearing. You know you may get hurt but you trust that person enough.
24- True love has a habit of coming back.
25- True love doesn't mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.
26- If it's not making you better, it isn't love. True love makes you more of who you are, not less.
27- We come to love not by finding, a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
28- Love is always open arms, if you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. - Leo Buscaglia
29- An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch ot tangle, but will never break. An ancient Chinese belief
30- "This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." - Rumi
31- "Reason is powerless in the expression of Love." - Rumi
32- Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love, we call this stable management. - George Morris
33- True love is born from understanding -Buddha
34- Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. -Peter Ustinov
35- True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. -François de La Rochefoucauld
36- Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
37- The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. -Gilbert Keith Chesterton
38- Love is the beauty of the soul. -Saint Augustine
39- Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live. -Unknown
40- Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. -Robert Frost
41- Love is the bridge between two hearts. -Unknown
42- Immature love says: ''I love you because I need you.'' Mature love says: ''I need you because I love you.'' -Erich Fromm
43- Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
44- Real love stories never have endings. -Richard Bach
45- What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. -Unknown
46- Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love. -Proverb
47- Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you. -Wayne Dyer
55- Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding. -Herbert Spencer
56- Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. -Gilbert Keith Chesterton
57- There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy. -Jean Anouilh
58- Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
59- I don’t really know what love even is, and maybe I never will. All I know is that there are some smiles you never get tired of seeing, and some hands you never want to let go of, and some absences that hurt too much to ignore.”
48- True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever. -Unknown
49- What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable. -Unknown
50- The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves. - Hugo, Victor
51- Love makes everything that is heavy light. -Thomas Kempis
52- Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. -Samuel Johnson
53- Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is. -Iris Murdoch
60- I think a lot of people don’t understand what real romance is. Anyone can buy flowers, candy and jewelry. The truly romantic things in life are those little things you do every day to show you care, and that you’re thinking of them. It’s going out of your way to make them happy. The way you hold her hand when you know she’s scared, or you save the last piece of cake for him. The random text or call in the middle of the day, just to say “I love you” or “I miss you”. The way he stops to kiss you when he passes by. It’s dedicating her favorite song to her, and letting her eat your fries; telling her she’s beautiful. It’s putting your favorite show on pause so she can tell you about her day, and laughing at his jokes, even the really lame ones. It’s slow dancing in the kitchen and kissing in the rain. Romance isn’t about buying, it’s about giving. True romance is in gestures.
61- I think that when you fall in love with someone every single day you spend with them you fall in love with them even more. It’s like you find something else to love about them everyday. The way they laugh, the way they sneeze, even the way they blink. I think that’s how relationships last. When things are exciting, everyday you spend with that person is like an adventure into their soul.
62- “I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. “I love you” means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer
63- It happens like this: One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else—closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel—one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them—even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering—the reason for their presence will become clear in due time. Though here is a word of warning—you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.
~Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
64- “They say love is blind. I disagree. Infatuation is blind. Love is all-seeing and accepting. Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times. Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect. Love is strong and it strengthens because it is real.”
~ Author Unknown
65- “Some people are good at being in love. Some people are good at love. Two very different things, I think. Being in love is the romantic part—sex all the time, midday naps in the sheets, the jokes, the laughs, the fun, long conversations with no pauses, overwhelming separation anxiety… Just the best sides of both people, you know? But love begins when the excitement of being in love starts to fade: the stress of life sets in, the butterflies disappear, the sex not so often, the tears, the sadness, the arguments, the cattiness; the worst parts of both people. But if you still want that person by your side through all of those things… that’s when you know—that’s when you know you’re good at love.”
– Nick Miller
66- What is love? Someone you can talk to about anything and know they’ll hold no judgment. Someone who knows the darkest parts of you and loves you anyway, that knows all your flaws and loves you not in spite of them but because of them. Not someone that you can’t live without, but someone that you don’t want to live without. Someone that you want to experience all of lives ups and downs with. Someone who will hold your hand through the worst times of your life. When they see you at your worst, when you’re broken, and they don’t run away but help you put the pieces back together. Someone who will treat you with respect, even in the heat of an argument. Someone who loves you with every beat of their heart. Now that’s real love.
67- 10 ways to love: Listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.
68- The best love is the one that makes you a better person without changing you into someone other than yourself.
69- Real love is knowing someones weaknesses and not taking advantage of them, knowing their flaws and accepting them.
70- Love isn't something you go out and look for. Love finds you, and when it does, ready or not, it'll be the best thing to ever happen to you.
71- Love is giving someone the power to destroy you... but trusting them not to.
72- The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them.
73- Love is always a demonstration - not just a set of words or a feeling.
74- Love is a strange thing. It can make the weakest person strong & the strongest person weak.
75- There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
76- Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free.
77- Hate is not the first enemy of love. Fear is. It destroys your ability to trust.
I'm still figuring out what love is, at the same time, trying to give it as much as I can, that though me to give up selfishness and rudeness. I've been too busy looking for love around and within me that I couldn't think of being selfish and rude to people, that made me want to give all the affection to my partner. You don't need to know what love is, you just need to feel it and to give it out.