National Sweetest Day is a time to show the ones closest to you how much you care and love them by giving them something from the heart. The special day that falls on the third Saturday in October was created in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, by confectioner Herbert Birch Kingston and originally named “Sweetest Day of the Year.”

On this day, Kingston formed a committee and brought more than 20,000 small gifts and chocolates to orphans, the elderly the poor and more. National Sweetest Day has since been described as an occasion to not only to remember those who may be elderly, orphaned or sick but to also reflect on those who have shown kindness and helpfulness to you.

Small presents and sweets are encouraged on this day, and remember it’s the thought that counts. Below are 20 quotes about love from Goodreads and Brainy Quote.

1. “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more.” ―Bob Marley

2. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard

3. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

4. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson

5. “Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.” ― Nicholas Sparks

6. “We love the things we love for what they are.” ― Robert Frost

7. “Where there is love there is life.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

8. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” ― Zelda Fitzgerald

9. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections.” ― John Lennon

10. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

11. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato

12. “I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

13. “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” ― Joan Crawford

14. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” ― James Baldwin

15. “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.” ― Emily Dickinson

16. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” ― Oscar Wilde

17. “The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.” ― Henry Miller

18. “We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.” ― Orson Welles

19. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama

20. “In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” ― Maya Angelou