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10 *Beautiful* French Quotes That You’ll Actually Want To Use!

Chhavi Porwal

Senior Trending Writer

Words are magical, they can do wonders in expressing your innermost desires. Being good with words is a gift. And when your feelings are so strong that you fall short of words, you have more languages at your disposal to articulate exactly what you are feeling. How amazing is that? How about embracing the beauty of the French language for now? This, for one, has been dear to lovers and philosophers for centuries together. So here are 10 French quotes about love with meanings so beautiful, you would love to share and use them as much as you can!




1. When you know the value of your love these words make all the sense...


Quote: ‘J’ai aimé jusqu’à atteindre la folie. Ce que certains appellent la folie, mais ce qui pour moi, est la seule façon d’aimer’ - Françoise Sagan, a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter


Meaning: ‘I have loved to the point of madness. That which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.’


2. And this is what endless love feels like...


Quote: ‘L’amour est l’emblème de l’éternité, il confond toute la notion de temps, efface toute la mémoire d’un commencement, toute la crainte d’une extrémité’ - Madame de Staël, a French woman of letters of Swiss origin


Meaning: ‘Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.’




3. Love makes everything feel so beautiful!


Quote: ‘Quand il me prend dans ses bras,Il me parle tout bas, Je vois la vie en rose’ - Edith Piaf, a French cabaret singer, songwriter, and actress


Meaning: ‘When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.’


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4. Love is full of surprises...


Quote: ‘L’amour est comme le vent, nous ne savons pas d’où il vient’ - Honoré de Balzac, a French novelist and playwright


Meaning: ‘Love is like the wind, we never know where it will come from.’


5. Love is what we get out of life and we make it eternal!


Quote: ‘La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel’ - Victor Hugo, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist


Meaning: ‘Life is a flower of which love is the honey’


6. Happiness is...




Quote: ‘Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé’ - George Sand, a French novelist


Meaning: ‘There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.’


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7. True language that doesn’t understand differences...


Quote: ‘Le seul vrai langage au monde est un baiser’ - Musset, a French dramatist, poet, and novelist


Meaning: ‘The only true language in the world is a kiss.’


8. Such a beautiful poetry love is...


Quote: ‘L’amour est la poésie des sens’ - Balzac, a French novelist and playwright


Meaning: ‘Love is the poetry of the senses.’


9. Love gives, it doesn’t demand!


Quote: ‘C’est cela l’amour, tout donner, tout sacrifier sans espoir de retour’ - Albert Camus, a French philosopher, author, and journalist


Meaning: ‘That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return.’


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10. It makes you smile, it makes you cry but hey, that’s love!


Quote: ‘L’amour fait les plus grandes douceurs et les plus sensibles infortunes de la vie’ - Madeleine de Scudery, a French writer


Meaning: ‘Love makes the greatest pleasures and most sensitive misfortunes of life.’


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Published on Aug 17, 2017
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