35 French Love Quotes To Warm Your Heart

Even if you don't understand the language, it has the power to turn everything romantic.

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French love quotes are the best way to impress your loved one and express your feelings! Apparently, the French have a knack for encapsulating love in words. It is a Romance language derived from Latin and is often touted as the most romantic language. Foreigners often perceive French as melodious. French culture values being courteous and exuding intellectual artistry. Artists and writers used the French language and crafted famous love songs, love poetry, and love letters, exhibiting their immortal expressions of affection. The language strives for euphony and melodious intonation with all its vigor. We have compiled a collection of 35 love quotes in French that are sure to touch your heart and stir your mind. Scroll down!

35 Beautiful French Love Quotes For The Romantic In You

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  1. Je t’aime plus qu’hier moins que demain.” – Rosemonde Gérard
    English Translation: “I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”
  1. En sa beauté gît ma mort et ma vie.” – Maurice Scève
    English Translation: “In her beauty resides my death and my life.”
  1. Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point.” – Blaise Pascal
    English Translation: “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”
  1. Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    English Translation: “Love does not mean gazing at each other, but looking together in the same direction”
  1. L’amour est la poésie des sens.” – Honoré de Balzac
    English Translation: “Love is the poetry of the senses.”
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  1. La passion est toute l’humanité, sans elle, la religion, l’histoire, le roman, l’art seraient inutiles.” – Honoré de Balzac
    English Translation: “Passion is in all humanity; without it, religion, history, literature, and art would be rendered useless.”
  1. Vivre sans aimer n’est pas proprement vivre.” – Molière
    English Translation: “To live without loving is to not really live.”
  1. On n’aime que ce qu’on ne possède pas tout entier.” – Marcel Proust
    English Translation: “We love only what we do not wholly possess.”
  1. La vie est un sommeil, l’amour en est le rêve.” – Alfred de Musset
    English Translation: “Life is a long sleep and love is its dream.”
  1. J’entends ta voix dans tous les bruits du monde.” – Paul Éluard
    English Translation: “I hear your voice in all of the world’s noise.”
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  1. Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles ne parlent que de toi.” – Francis Cabrel
    English Translation: “I come from the sky, and the stars only ever speak of you.”
  1. L’esprit s’enrichit de ce qu’il reçoit, le cœur de ce qu’il donne.” – Victor Hugo
    English Translation: “The spirit grows with what it receives, the heart with what it gives.”
  1. Aimer, c’est vivre; aimer, c’est voir; aimer, c’est être.” – Victor Hugo
    English Translation: “To love is to live; to love is to see; to love is to be.”
  1. Je t’aime parce que tout l’univers a conspiré à me faire arriver jusqu’à toi.” – Paulo Coelho
    English Translation: “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
  1. Elle avait dans les yeux, la force de son coeur.” – Charles Baudelaire
    English Translation: “She had in her eyes, the force of her heart.”
  1. Je pense toujours à toi.” – Unknown
    English Translation: “I always think of you.”
  1. Il n’est rien de réel que le rêve et l’amour.” – Anna de Noailles
    English Translation: “Nothing is real, but dreams and love.”
  1. “La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel.” – Victor Hugo
    English Translation: “Life is a flower, of which love is the honey.”
  1. “Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé.” – George Sand
    English Translation: “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
  1. “Entre deux cœurs qui s’aiment, nul besoin de paroles” – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
    English Translation: “Two hearts in love need no words.”
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  1. “Le seul vrai langage au monde est un baiser” – Alfred de Musset
    English Translation: “The only true language in the world is a kiss.”
  1. “C’est cela l’amour, tout donner, tout sacrifier sans espoir de retour.” – Albert Camus
    English translation: “That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest hope of anything in return.”
  1. “Quand il me prend dans ses bras, Il me parle tout bas, Je vois la vie en rose.” – Édith Piaf
    English translation: “When he takes me in his arms and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.”
  1. “Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t’aime davantage, aujourd’hui plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain.” – Rosemonde Gérard
    English Translation: “For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”
  1. “L’amour fait les plus grandes douceurs et les plus sensibles infortunes de la vie.” – Madeleine de Scudéry
    English Translation: “Love makes life’s sweetest pleasures and worst misfortunes.”
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  1. “L’amour est comme le vent, nous ne savons pas d’où il vient.” – Balzac
    English Translation: “Love is like the wind, we never know where it will come from.”
  1. “Quand on est aimé on ne doute de rien. Quand on aime, on doute de tout.” – Colette
    English Translation: “Those who are loved, doubt nothing. Those who love, doubt everything.”
  1. “Rien n’est petit dans l’amour. Ceux qui attendent les grandes occasions pour prouver leur tendresse ne savent pas aimer.” – Laure Conan
    English translation: “Nothing in love is small. Those who wait for grand occasions to prove their love don’t know how to love.”
  1. “La vie ne vaut pas d’être vécue sans amour.” – Serge Gainsbourg
    English translation: “Life is not worth living without love.”
  1. “Mais ce qu’a lié l’amour même, le temps ne peut le délier.” – Germain Nouveau
    English translation: “But what love has bound together, time cannot unbind.”
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  1. “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    English Translation: One sees well with the heart.
  1. “L’on est bien faible quand on est amoureux.” – Madame de Lafayette
    English translation: “We are very weak when we are in love.”
  1. “Je vous souhaite d’être follement aimée.” – André Breton
    English translation: “I wish for you to be loved madly.”
  1. “Oh ! Si tu pouvais lire dans mon coeur, tu verrais la place où je t’ai mise!” – Gustave Flaubert
    English translation: “If you could read my heart, you would see the place I have given you there.”
  1. “L’amour est un égoïsme à deux.” – Madame de Staël
    English translation: “Love is a selfishness for two.”

These gorgeous quotes are great to text to your beloved. But, what about some basic French to impress them? Here are a few popular French phrases that you can pepper into your everyday conversations to woo your partner.

10 Popular Romantic French Phrases That You Should Know

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  1. Je t’aime
    English Translation: “I love you
  1. Tu me manques.
    English Translation: “You are missing from me.”
  1. Mon/ma chéri
    English Translation: “My dear”
  1. Qu’est-ce que je ferais sans toi?
    English Translation: “What would I do without you?
  1. Tu me rends fou.”
    English Translation: “You drive me crazy!”
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  1. Tu es ma joie de vivre.”
    English Translation: “You are the joy of my life.”
  1. Je veux être avec toi.”
    English Translation: “I want to be with you.”
  1. Mon amour pour toi est éternel.
    English Translation: “My love for you is eternal.”
  1. Veux-tu m’épouser?”
    English Translation: “Will you marry me?”
  1. Je veux passer ma vie avec toi.”
    English Translation: “I want to spend my life with you.”

Infographic: 7 Heartfelt French Love Quotes For All The Romantics Out There

French is considered to be the most romantic language in the world. It has the power to make any confession of love sound even more touching and powerful. If you are currently lovesick and wish to wow your partner, check out the infographic below for 7 French love quotes that can help you express your feelings in the most heartfelt manner.

7 heartfelt french love quotes for all the romantics out there (infographic)

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There is absolutely no denying that the French language is a language of love. So, using the quotes that we have mentioned above, you will certainly melt your beloved’s heart like never before. Love and relationships thrive when there is a courteous display of affection through words and gestures. These sweet, cute, and romantic words will melt your partner’s heart and make them feel your intense, pure love. But make sure you understand the meaning of those French love quotes before using them. These words should come right from your heart and not be spoken mechanically. So, have an in-depth understanding of these French romantic phrases and quotes and express your love and affection towards your love interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of La Vie Est Belle?

It means “Life is beautiful” and signifies new beginnings.

What do the French call their lover?

“Mon amoureux” for males and “mon amoureuse” for females, is how the French address their partner.

What does La Vie en Rose mean?

It essentially means seeing life through rose-tinted glasses.

How do you say romantic in French?

“Romantique” is the word used in French that means romantic.

What is a rose called in French?

The rose flower is called “la rosa” in French.

Key Takeaways

  • French is derived from Latin and is considered the most romantic language in the world.
  • Love is what makes history, art, and life beautiful, real, and worth living.
  • There is love even in the smallest of gestures and words, not just big gestures.

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