Top 25 Classic Russian Quotes About Love

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“Love doesn’t exist anymore” – you can hear it quite often. Yes, it often feels like millennials and commitment are things that cannot be combined.

Is it something that the 21st century had brought? Maybe quotes by classic can help us?

Let’s check out famous quotes about love by Russian classic writers and poets.

Love remembers every detail. The infatuated mind creates a complicated amalgamation of observations, thoughts, and guesses about the life of the beloved one and what’s going on there

— Ivan Goncharov

Any sooth turns into lies, without love

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I stand before her wistfully, and can’t take my eyes off of her; I tell her how stunning she is! And think about how much I love her

— Alexander Pushkin

If they offer you to exchange love for friendship, do an exchange

— Nikolai Gogol

I’m sad because I love you, and I know that cunning rumor won’t spare your blossoming youth

— Mikhail Lermontov

Forgetting about the grief and suffering, I do believe that aside from bustle there is a charming world on Earth – the magic world of love and beauty

— Ivan Bunin

The sufferings that love brings are that strong that it better not to love

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

I love your white dress, no longer loving the subtlety of dream

— Aleksandr Blok

Loving means living the life of your loved one

— Leo Tolstoy

Forcing others to love you is against the law, and one mustn’t bother trying it


In the heart that truly loves either jealousy kills love or love kills jealousy – Fyodor Dostoevsky.


One needs to live being in love with something unreachable… one becomes taller trying to reach out the sky

— Maxim Gorky

Don’t try smiling, tugging your hands. I love another one, not you

— Sergei Yesenin

Don’t talk! He loves me still, he cherishes me still….

— Fyodor Tyutchev

I was happy to never meet those whom I have loved. It’s a bad rendezvous, like a date with the dead

— Maxim Gorky

The one who had loved can love no longer, you can’t set on fire the one who had burned out

— Sergei Yesenin

Love is that powerful, that makes us get born again – Fyodor Dostoevsky

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

I’d been looking for love, and I hadn’t found it…there is no love…there is nothing to look for

— Alexander Ostrovsky

Don’t love your husband with the love that resembles friendship. Make sure that you share with him the friendship that resembles love

— Denis Fonvizin

Respect was invented to fill the empty space, where love must be

— Lev Tolstoy

Love involves both body and soul; otherwise, love is not complete, as we are neither spirits nor beasts

— Ivan Goncharov

The less we love a woman, the more she likes us.

— Pushkin

The one who loves must share the fate of the beloved one.

— Mikhail Bulgakov

Love is like swimming: you either dive deep or don’t go into the water at all.

— Sergei Yesenin

You need to marry because of love, as marrying a girl because of her beauty is close to buying something you don’t need only because it looks good.

— Anton Chekhov