The SEXIEST Valentine’s Day Just Rolls Off Your Lips: 25 of the Most Inspirational Quotes of all Time

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”   
   -Rudyard Kipling

If words are the most powerful drug, then Valentine’s Day is THE holiday that knocks us out.

Sure, Christmas is the biggest holiday and Halloween and Easter top the list for candy sales.  

But you’d be hard-pressed to find another holiday that features words more prominently in its traditions than Valentine’s Day.


Words are at the Heart of Many Valentine's Day Traditions

The traditions we associate with February 14th are FILLED with words!  

1.  Boxes of chocolates emblazoned with “Be Mine” 

2. Beautifully written poems to a lover…or a lover lost…

3.  Classroom exchanges of Valentine’s Day cards in grade schools far and wide…

(I wonder if kids today still make mailboxes for their classmates to top cards into?!)

4. And who can forget Sweetheart candies?  These sweet, heart-shaped candies are familiar to anyone who grew up in the late 1970’s and 1980’s in America.

Made by Necco (which it turns out, stands for the New England Confectionery Company.  Who knew?!), these “conversation hearts” are best known for their printed messages like “TRUE LOVE” and “SWEETIE” and these days, even include “TXT ME” and “TWEET ME”.

Sadly, there will be no Sweethearts in 2019…but hopefully, they’ll resume next year.

5.  Saying those precious three little words:  Give me chocolate or as it’s also know, I love you…   😉

Valentines Day Sayings Can Be Irresistible

As important as words are to the holiday, there’s an abundance of truly wonderful quotes that are appropriate for Valentine’s Day.

It’s no wonder!

The word “love” has inspired countless poets, musicians and pretty much anyone with a heartbeat.  Add a few other words–forever, sweetness, mine–in the same sentence with love and you’re bound to have memorable sayings.

The ESPECIALLY wonderful part about Valentine’s Day quotes? 

They can be incorporated into a gift idea with great ease!

The recipe is quite simple…  

The 3-Step Recipe for a Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift

  • Select one quote that speaks to you
  • Add one card, book or love letter
  • Gently incorporate the quote into the card for a special gift and give to your someone special 

25 Quotes for the Sweetest Holiday

When gathering quotes for any occasion, I always use the same criteria:

  • Check a resource I trust (BrainyQuote is always one of my first stops)
  • Search for quotes by well-known people
  • Avoid quotes by controversial figures…not because they didn’t have interesting things to say, but rather because the controversy surrounding them as a personality tends to distract from the quote itself.
For Valentine’s Day, I organized the quotes into categories so that you could more easily find what you might be looking for. Several of the quotes could fit in multiple categories; in those instances, I just picked one.
  • Friends
  • Family 
  • Romance
  • Funny 
  • Thought-provoking 
  • Broken Heart
  • Inspirational
  • Sweet/Charming


Quotes for Valentines Day Friends

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.  Henry Van Dyke

Love is blind.  Friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche

Sayings about Family for February 14

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.  Mother Teresa

It is not enough to love those who are near and dear to us.We must show them that we do so.  Sir John Lubbock

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality. John Lennon

Romantic Words You Can Use to Make Their Heart Soar

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.  Ingrid Bergman

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love. Albert Einstein

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.  Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.  Robert Frost

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.  David Viscott

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Valentines Thoughts to Make You Laugh

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Jim Carrey

Thought Provoking Ideas on Love

Men always want to be a woman’s first love-Women like to be a man’s last romance.  Oscar Wilde

The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. Maya Angelou

For the Heart that's Sad or Blue

There is no remedy for love but to love more.  Henry David Thoreau

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  Alfred Lord Tennyson

Inspirational Valentines Day Quotes for Anyone

Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.  George Sand

Love is the last thing in the world we need to ration.  Brene Brown

Where there is great love there are always miracles.  Willa Cather

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

Where there is love there is life.  Mahatma Gandhi

Sweet and Charming Phrases to Make Your Heart Happy

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.  Bill Keane

May these Words Inspire to You to Spread Kindness and Love

Whether you use these quotes as a stand-in for your own words on a greeting card or as inspiration to write one of you own, may this Valentine’s Day be filled with love and kindness for all.

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