There are no words to introduce the topic of love proverbs. Love is the most powerful force in the world of human beings, and wise men and women created proverbs about love from the beginning of human language (including our friend Shakespeare, who wrote many beautiful love quotes).

Love can’t be defined, and for that reason, cultures from around the world have come up with a very wide range of proverbs and sayings about love over the years. Here is our selection of 30 of the very best love proverbs from around the world:

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundian proverb

The woman cries before the wedding, the man after.

English proverb

Love is a many splintered thing.

English proverb

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.

English proverb

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.

English proverb

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights.

Egyptian proverb

You never feel sleepy when you fall in love.

English saying

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

English saying

The heart wants what it wants.

English saying

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.

English saying

Love is for fools wise enough to take a chance.

English saying

In love beggar and king are equal.

Indian proverb

It is love that makes the impossible possible.

Indian proverb

A day lasts until it’s chased away but love lasts until the grave.

Irish proverb

There is no cure for love other than marriage.

Irish proverb

There is no love like the first love.

Italian proverb

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.

Japanese proverb

Lovesickness hurts but does not kill.

Mexican proverb

Love is a despot who spares no-one.

Namibian proverb

Love understands all languages.

Romanian proverb

Love has to be shown by deeds not words.

Swahili proverb

That’s your lot for love proverbs from around the world. What do you think – any great ones that we’re missing? Drop us a line in the comments section below.

love proverbs, shown as hearts on playing cards

Love proverbs from around the world…