National Sweetest Day marks the time of year to show kindness to the ones you care the most about and gift them with something to show your appreciation.

The special day, which takes place on the third Saturday in October, was initially called Candy Day and was first celebrated in 1916. However, the theme of charity and giving to loved ones started in 1921.

Although the day is typically celebrated with sweets and small presents, kind words can be just as rewarding. Consider sharing these 20 quotes about love that were complied from AZ Quotes and Brainy Quote.

  • “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, to love someone who loves you is everything.” - Bill Russell
  • “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” - Mother Teresa
  • “For every beauty, there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth, there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” - Ivan Panin
  • “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
  • “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” - Henry Van Dyke
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss
  • “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” - Loretta Young
  • “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” - Sam Keen
  • “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.” - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • “We don’t need to explain our love. We only need to show it.” - Paulo Coelho
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” - Franklin P. Jones
  • “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • “Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.” - Pablo Casals
  • “If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.” - Kristin Chenoweth
  • “Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” - Barbara De Angelis
  • “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.” - William Shakespeare
  • “Understand that you own nothing. Everything that surrounds you is temporary. Only the love in your heart will last forever.” - Leon Brown
  • “Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons.” - Khalil Gibran

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