Quotes About Love

Psychology Quotes About Love

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Is love an emotion? Is love the same for men and women? How do we know what love is? That elusive four-letter word… That thing we want, but might not recognise… Or that thing we might have, but act as if we don’t. Here’s what eminent Psychologists have to say on the intriguing subject of love.



“Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface.” – Wayne Dyer

“We are what we love.” – Erik Erikson Click To Tweet

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” – Erich Fromm

“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” – Carl Jung



“Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.” – R. D. Laing Click To Tweet

“There’s a big difference between falling in love and being in love. There’s a big difference between infatuation and falling in love.” – Phil McGraw

“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” – Virginia Satir

“Love can reach the same level of talent, and even genius, as the discovery of differential calculus.” – Lev Vygotsky

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Daniel set up Psychology Unlocked in 2016 to support Psychology students in higher and further education. Daniel has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology, Politics and Sociology from the University of Cambridge.