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8 French love quotes that will brighten your day

French love quotes

What would be France without love and poetry?

And what about learning French through love quotes?

Here are some of the greatest French love quotes!

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1. Paul Valéry

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"Love is being stupid together"

Paul Valéry (1871-1945) was a French poet and philosopher. One of his popular love quotes is L'amour, c'est être stupide ensemble (love is being stupid together).

Paul Valéry also had a sense of humour, and with a lot of self-mockery, he once said that writing early in the morning entitled him to be dumb the rest of the day.


2. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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"It’s only with the heart that one can see"

On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur (it’s only with the heart that one can see) is a famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944).

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer and aviator. He disappeared over the Mediterranean, near Marseilles, during a reconnaissance flight for the Free French Air Force, in 1944.

He is best remembered for his tale Le Petit Prince.


3. Stendhal

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"Love is the miracle of the civilization"

Stendhal (1783-1842) was a French writer. He wrote, among others, the novels The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma. He also wrote an inspiring French love quote: L'amour est le miracle de la civilisation (Love is the miracle of the civilization)


4. Édith Piaf

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"Nevermind the problems, my love, as long as you love me"

This quote is taken from the song The anthem of Love by Edit Piaf (1915-1963).

Peu m’importent les problèmes, mon amour, puisque tu m’aimes (Nevermind the problems, my love, as long as you love me).


5. Honoré d'Urfé

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"You must love if you want to be loved"

Another French love quote: Il faut aimer si l’on veut être aimé (you must love if you want to be loved).

Honoré d’Urfé (1597-1625) was a French novelist. He wrote the first 'saga novel' in history, a novel composed of several volumes.


6. Alain

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"Love is finding one’s blessing outside of oneself"

Alain (1858-1951) is a French philosopher, who refused to belong to any philosophical trend.

According to him, one must avoid any preconceived idea. About love, he once said: Aimer, c'est trouver sa richesse hors de soi (love is finding one’s blessing outside of oneself).


7. Alfred de Musset

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"The only true language in the world is a kiss"

Le seul vrai langage au monde est un baiser (the only true language in the world is a kiss) is a quote by Alfred de Musset (1810-1857), a French poet and playwright.


8. Louis Aragon

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"Love is your last chance"

The perfect quote to end this list of French love quotes is certainly this one: L'amour est ta dernière chance (love is your last chance).

It was written by French poet and journalist Louis Aragon (1897-1982).


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