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25 Best Quotes On Unconditional Love That Will Make You Believe In The Power Of Love

We talk about love a lot in everyday life without actually saying the word. There’s love in our mums screaming at us for not eating enough, there’s love when our fathers tell us about the nasty ways of life, and there’s love when our friends call us retarded but stick up for us anyway. We all say that it is difficult to witness unconditional love in real life, even rarer to experience it, and that it is something restricted to art and fiction. In reality, art is not always a figment of our imagination, because there’s a little truth too.

Where there is smoke, there is fire, and where there is art, there is a little bit of reality. No matter how strongly artists depict emotions that they claim to have never felt, the truth is that art imitates life. Therefore, unconditional love, needless to say, is what many of us are lucky to experience from not just lovers but friends, admirers, and family. Parents are the only people in your life who will feel happy if you do better than them, and there are friends who will go out and brave anything just to make sure you can count on them always. Love is what redeems us; it is our ability to love that makes us powerful.

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Words that add a new, much deeper, dimension to your life can sum about anything. Here are quotes on unconditional love that will restore your faith in love and the universe:

1. “Love looks not with eyes but with mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare

Quoting the writer who seems to be acknowledged as the greatest English writer in existence seemed appropriate. As Shakespeare rightly summed unconditional love in very few words, love is truly never bound to outward beauty and that depends on the perspective of the beholder, not their eyes.

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2. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s words could not have been simpler or truer. Materials and wealth don’t count because eventually, they fade away. Love is what binds you to the person, their mind, their traits, what makes them who they are.

3. “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.” – Madonna

Pop songs often say the truth in ways eye opening philosophy can’t. And who is there to say it better than the diva known famously for her pop songs and direct sentiments?

4. “I love you without knowing how or when or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda

Unconditional love – a love that is detached from status, stipulations or conventions; a love that will inspire passion in you and not consume you in it; a love that is gentle, kind, and devoid of conceit. Neruda has spoken about love in the simplest words with his trademark style, and it still sounds like poetry only he can create.

5. “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love.” – Lana Del Rey

Unconditional love is when your happiness is, for once, not related to what happens to you. There’s a certain magic when you are glad because someone else has a reason to smile.

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6. “What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicholas Sparks

One of the most well-known authors in the genre of romance and tragedy elucidates how grand the love of a parent can be. Parents, no matter what, will always love their children and be there for them. This is the purest, most unadulterated form of love that can exist.

7. “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” – St. Augustine

In practical life, we all scoff at the concept of inner beauty. Nevertheless, what matters the most is whether, what one says, comforts you as you lie next to them in bed at the end of the day. When we love a person truly and unconditionally, we love the way they think and see things, which in turn, makes us better people. 

8. “Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances.” – Stephen Kendrick

When two people love each other entirely and essentially, without any cause or condition, no physical distance, difficult circumstances or other people’s opinions will change the relationship that the two of them share. This kind of astonishing love is truly difficult to witness, let alone experience.

9. “Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” – Karen Casey

This is the raison d’être behind the notion of unconditional love. There is truly no better way to put the idea of selfless love where you don’t do anything with a purpose or motive. Practical, business-like people don’t acknowledge or accept the power of love because love is the kind of investment where you don’t rely on any interest or profit.

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10. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” – Katherine Hepburn

You can’t really love without giving. It’s a selfless act where you put someone else’s needs before yours. For instance, a parent would put their child’s education before buying a new car. If there is any lesson we all must learn from love then it is learning to be selfless and to compromise.

11. “Even after all this time The Sun never says to The Earth, ‘You owe me.’
Look what happens with a love like that; it brightens the whole sky.” 
– Hafiz

The fourteenth century Sufi poet uses the most beautiful allegory to show how beautiful and great things have been inspired by love driven by no motives.

12. “If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.” – Colleen Hoover

In this world, where everyone is in the race of materialistic pursuit, we are all so dedicated to our life of consumption. Love, on the other hand, teaches us to pay attention to others and not focus on our needs and wants all the time.

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13. “When I give, I give myself.” – Walt Whitman

In the midst of all the ambition and aims, we forget how valuable honesty can be. To be completely honest to someone and the self is precious. We are a lot happier when we have nothing to hide.

14. “Selfless love is always costly, fear can’t afford it, pride doesn’t understand it and friends never forget it.” – Bob Goff

The true worth of unconditional love is huge and few people can comprehend its worth.

15. “Find a heart that will love you at your worst and arms that will hold you at your weakest.” – Unknown

We can’t know if a person truly loves until they’ve seen the worst of us and if they can’t love us at our worst, they don’t deserve the best of us either.

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16. “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore has talked here accurately. Love is not selfish. Love liberates people and enhances lives.

17. “Shouldn’t we hold out for the person who doesn’t just tolerate our little quirks but actually kinda likes them?” – Ted Mosby

Looks keep changing but our temperament, idiosyncrasies remain with us, and to find a person who likes us in spite of them is what really counts at the end of the day.

18. “Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Selfless love is one of the things required to find peace within oneself. When you don’t expect anything in return, you never find yourself disappointed. That is the ultimate goal – to have no any expectations.

19. “When you are in love, it means that the person you love is of great personal, selfish importance to you and your life. If you were selfless, it would have to mean that you derive no personal pleasure or happiness from the company and the existence of the person you love, and that you are motivated only by self-sacrificial pity for that person’s need of you. I don’t have to point out to you that no one would be flattered by, nor would accept, a concept of that kind. Love is not self-sacrifice, but the most profound assertion of your needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love, and that is the greatest compliment, the greatest tribute you can pay that person.” – Ayn Rand

Impeccably put by the writer of The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand has depicted the notion of selfless love in reality.

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20. “Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still.
Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to, I will.” 
– The Beatles

This is the gist of unconditional, unrequited love said in that trademark fashion of the greatest band in the history of music.

21. “Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.” – Rumi

Honestly, love is what we live for, and not just romantic love. Our love for the people in our lives, our love for our work, love for nature, love for god, love for music, love for words – these make us the people we are, these constitute our petty existences.

22. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

A mother’s debt is heavier than the earth.

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23. “I do not want to change anything in you. I love you the way you are.” – Unknown

True love can only be expected when there is true acceptance. Denial can never forge a real relationship.

24. “The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.” – Unknown

The people who have our backs are the ones that truly count.

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25. “Love is old, love is new.
Love is all, love is you.” 
– The Beatles

All-encompassing love is true, unconditional love. Among all the quotes on unconditional love, this is what all of us need to know about the complex universe of love. These lines belong to the song Because from the brilliant album Abbey Road.

Obviously, everything is easier said than done. Accepting a person completely or loving someone without motives is not easy. However, people should experience true, unconditional love at least once in their lives – as a friend, as a parent, as a sibling or as a lover.

As a cynic, you can dismiss love as a chemical reaction in our endocrine system. As a human with nothing except hope to cling on to, you regard love as the driving fuel that keeps us going. May these quotes on unconditional love inspire you in this dull, drab world.

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25 Quotes On Unconditional Love To Make You Believe In Its Power
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Diksha Chakraborty

Diksha Chakraborty

"There were stars. They burned my eyes."