17 romantic quotes for Valentine's Day

Jan 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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Yes, Valentine's Day can be a time to pile on the cheese — but these super romantic quotes are far from corny.

If you're having trouble expressing your true feelings, here's a little inspiration for your valentines cards.

Originally published February 2016. Updated January 2017.

1 /18: Robert Frost

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." - Robert Frost
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1/18 :Robert Frost

2 /18: Helen Keller

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
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2/18 :Helen Keller

3 /18: Henry David Thoreau

"There is no remedy for love but to love more." - Henry David Thoreau
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3/18 :Henry David Thoreau

4 /18: Leo Tolstoy

"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love." - Leo Tolstoy
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4/18 :Leo Tolstoy

5 /18: Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Brief is life but love is long." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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5/18 :Alfred Lord Tennyson

6 /18: Franklin P. Jones

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones
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6/18 :Franklin P. Jones

7 /18: Aristotle

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle
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7/18 :Aristotle

8 /18: Sophocles

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love." - Sophocles
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8/18 :Sophocles

9 /18: Pearl Bailey

"What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork." - Pearl Bailey
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9/18 :Pearl Bailey

10 /18: Henry Drummond

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." - Henry Drummond
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10/18 :Henry Drummond

11 /18: Robert A. Heinlein

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”  Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
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11/18 :Robert A. Heinlein

12 /18: EE Cummings

“Love is the whole and more than all.” EE Cummings
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12/18 :EE Cummings

13 /18: C.S. Lewis

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”  ? C.S. Lewis
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13/18 :C.S. Lewis

14 /18: Nicholas Sparks

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”  Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
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14/18 :Nicholas Sparks

15 /18: Robert Fulghum

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”  Robert Fulghum, True Love
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15/18 :Robert Fulghum

16 /18: Lao Tzu

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”  Lao Tzu
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16/18 :Lao Tzu

17 /18: Sarah Dessen

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”  Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
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17/18 :Sarah Dessen

18 /18: Romantic quotes to remember

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18/18 :Romantic quotes to remember