12 Love quotes that should be your new relationship mantras

by Lisa Fogarty
Jun 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Whether you're in love and feeling secure and stable in your current relationship, or testing the waters with a new, hot love and not entirely sure where things are going yet, we found a number of inspirational quotes that you'd be wise to make your love mantra.

1 /12: Aristotle

1/12 :Aristotle

 "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies" – Aristotle

2 /12: Richard Bach

2/12 :Richard Bach

"If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were." – Richard Bach

3 /12: Washington Irving

3/12 :Washington Irving

"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart." – Washington Irving

4 /12: Anthony J. D'Angelo

4/12 :Anthony J. D'Angelo

"Treasure your relationships, not your possessions." – Anthony J. D'Angelo

5 /12: Keanu Reeves

5/12 :Keanu Reeves

"Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things." – Keanu Reeves

6 /12: Rainer Maria Rilke

6/12 :Rainer Maria Rilke

"A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them — they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship." – Rainer Maria Rilke

7 /12: Paul Tillich

7/12 :Paul Tillich

"The first duty of love is to listen." – Paul Tillich

8 /12: Henry Winkler

8/12 :Henry Winkler

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships." – Henry Winkler

9 /12: Lucille Ball

9/12 :Lucille Ball

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into place. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." – Lucille Ball

10 /12: Ogden Nash

10/12 :Ogden Nash

 "To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up." – Ogden Nash

11 /12: Tom Robbins

11/12 :Tom Robbins

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love." – Tom Robbins

12 /12: Buddha

12/12 :Buddha

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection" – Buddha