As the popular song of the 1960s’ ‘Love Makes the World Go ‘Round’ so evocatively expresses, love is indeed an integral force that exists in human life. According to medieval theology, it was deemed that love was the principle factor that set the universe itself in motion.

Love is felt and expressed in myriad hues, from joyful moments and bubbling giggles, to the hours of separation spent in longing and even the tearful thoughts that can overcome us, love sprays all its colors in the vast sky of our emotions. Here are a few sweet love sayings - which range from the lofty to the sentimental, and even a few funny ones - that you can share with somebody special or just enjoy by yourself:

I love you - those three words have my life in them.
- Alexandra to Nicholas III

Soul meets soul on lover's lips. - Percy Bysshe Shelly

I'd like to run away
From you,
But if you didn't come
And find me ...
I would die.
- Shirley Bassey

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion -
I have shudder'd at it.
I shudder no more.
I could be martyr'd for my religion
Love is my religion
And I could die for that.
I could die for you.
- John Keats

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would fly you to the moon and back if you'll be . . . if you'll be my baby.
- From a song by Savage Garden

Other men said they have seen angels,
But I have seen thee
And thou art enough.
- G. Moore

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. - Satchel Paige

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. - Plato

Love is the compass of life. - Peckeroy

Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions. - Woody Allen

A Friend is a treasure.
More precious than Gold,
For love shared is priceless
And never grows old.
- Unknown source

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. - David Grayson

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. - Unknown source

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart. - Unknown source

Live through feeling and you will live through love. For feeling is the language of the soul, and feeling is truth. - Matt Zotti

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. - Jonathan Carroll, Outside the Dog Museum

There are never enough I Love You's. - Lenny Bruce

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a man who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. - George Burns

Happiness comes more from loving then being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life. - J. E. Buckrose

Love needs to display all its entire splendor, like a peacock, before it can be appreciated. - Unknown source

Many waters are not able to quench love, nor can the rivers flood it away. - The Bible, Song of Solomon 8:7

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. - Kahlil Gibran

Let not the hours pass by in the dark. Kindle the lamp of love with thy life. - Rabindranath Tagore

Love doesn't make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones