The words, "I love you" may be the toughest three words to say, especially if you are proposing to your sweetheart. What if your sweetheart is not impressed by your overture? Or worse, what if she wants to just "be friends?"
Stop agonizing over the outcome of your proposal. It is better to say, "I love you" and face rejection, than to keep your feelings bottled up. Moreover, you will know once and for all, whether your relationship is headed in the right direction.
In a cynical world, where love is hard to find, it is extremely important to convey your true feelings to your dearest. The simple yet timeless "I love you" will never fail. However, if you want to serenade your lover in style, these quotes can say much more than "I love you."
The best thing about me is you.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We'll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.
I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art.
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
King Henry VIII
I beseech you now with all my heart definitely to let me know your whole mind as to the love between us...
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Love is neither true or false, love is love.
For hearing my thoughts, understanding my dreams and being my best friend... for filling my life with joy and loving me without end... I do.
I love you because I know you're always there, there to catch me when I fall, there to listen when I need you, there when I feel alone.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Will you love me in December as you do in May?
So, fall asleep love, loved by me... for I know love, I am loved by thee.
Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then.
Pearl S. Buck
I love people. I love my family, my children
but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire
We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.
It's okay to love something a little too much, as long as it's real to you.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse
My debt to you, Beloved,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.
Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it; let’s do it, let’s fall in love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.
So many times I thought I would never find someone to love me the way I needed to be loved. Then you came into my life and showed me what true love really is!
Maya Banks, Fever
No amount of saying ‘I love you’ and ‘I trust you’ makes it true when it isn’t.
Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee,
It passed into thy lifelong regency.
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd walk through a garden forever.