Jewish Love Quotes that Will Make You Smile

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In honor of Tu B’Av (sometimes called the Jewish Valentine’s Day), I’ve gathered some quotes about love which I think are thought-provoking and inspiring. Hopefully the quotes will make you smile too. Classic Jewish sources refer to heterosexual love between a husband and wife, but the ideas about love apply to any type of loving relationship.

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good. -Woody Allen

Woody Allen Quote

To me, spirituality means ‘no matter what.’ One stays on the path, one commits to love, one does one’s work; one follows one’s dream; one shares, tries not to judge, no matter what. -Yehuda Berg

Yehuda Berg Quote

You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s one and only  -Anne Frank

Anne Frank Quote

The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. -Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl Quote

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quote

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

Sigmund Freud Quote

This law of love requires that every man be treated as a Thou, a person, an end in himself, never merely as a thing or a means to another’s end. – Will Herberg

Will Herberg Quote

You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money. -Jewish Proverb

Jewish Proverb Quote

It is an essential part of the interpretive work that it should keep in step with fluctuations between love and hatred, between happiness and satisfaction on the one hand and persecutory anxiety and depression on the other. -Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein Quote

Love your neighbor as yourself. -Leviticus 19:18

Leviticus 19:18 Quote

Our sages recommended that a father should spend less than his means on food, up to his means on dress, and beyond his means for his wife and children. -Maimonides

Maimonides Quote

A wife is as a protective wall to her husband. -Menachem Recanati

Menachem Recanati Quote

All that you do, do only out of love! -Sifre

Sifre Quote

I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me. -Song of Songs (6:3)

Song of Songs 6:3 Quote

Be careful to honor your wife, for blessing enters the house only because of the wife. -Talmud, Bava Metzia 59a

Talmud, Bava Metzia 59a

There can be lunacy without love, but is there any great love without a little lunacy? -Yochanan TverskyYochanan Tversky Quote

Your turn:  Please share your favorite quotation about love in the comments section below.

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