French love quotes

10 French Love Quotes to Impress Your Crush

The French language is known for being romantic. So rather than getting your significant other a box of chocolates or flowers, you can impress them even more by learning some of these French love quotes.

Learning French love quotes is sure to sweep your date off his or her feet. Just make sure that you practice the right pronunciation to avoid an embarrassing mishap!

10 French Love Quotes

1. “Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

French love quotes

English translation: “Love does not consist in looking at each other, but rather in, together, looking in the same direction.”

2.  “C’est cela l’amour, tout donner, tout sacrifier sans espoir de retour.”  – Albert Camus

French love quotes

English translation: “That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return.”

3. “En sa beauté gît ma mort et ma vie.” – Maurice Scève

French love quotes

English translation: “In her beauty resides my death and my life.”

4. “Une femme est plus belle que le monde où je vis, et je ferme les yeux.” – Paul Éluard

French love quotes

English translation: “A woman is more beautiful than the world in which I live, and so I close my eyes.”

5. “Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t’aime davantage, aujourd’hui plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain.” -Rosemonde Gérard

French love quotes

English translation: “For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”

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6. “Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé.” – George SandFrench love quotes

English translation: “There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.”

7. “Il n’est rien de réel que le rêve et l’amour.” – Anna de Noailles

French love quotes

English translation: “Nothing is real but dreams and love.”

8. “Amour veut tout sans nombre, amour n’a point de loi.” – Pierre de Ronsard

French love quotes

English translation: “Love wants everything without condition, love has no law.”

9. “La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel.” – Victor Hugo

French love quotes

English translation: “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

10. “La vie est un sommeil, l’amour en est le rêve.” – Alfred de Musset

French love quotes

English translation: “Life is a long sleep and love is its dream.”

While your crush or significant other might not understand what these French love quotes mean, he or she will surely be impressed. Interested in learning more about French romance? Check out Flirting in French: 25 Head-turning Phrases You Need to Know.
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8 replies
  1. Frederic
    Frederic says:

    Lovely quotes! Everyone needs to have some in memory for special romantic moments. Better be in French, ideal to make your significant other melt to your words!

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  2. john
    john says:

    i just love the quotes,it’s really interesting and the idea of translation was awesome.
    thanks for the lovely quotes.hope to see it more.

    Reply
  3. Michael
    Michael says:

    To this list I would add one of my favorites,

    “Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point.”

    The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.

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