The 20 Most Beautiful Italian Sayings about Love
«L’amor che move il sol e l’altre stelle» /”The love that moves the sun and the other stars” closes the canticle of the Paradise of the Divine Comedy and has become the prince of idioms on love in Italian.
For Dante Alighieri, the great poet, love moves the world (and people too). The most famous writers and songwriters have written about love, and popular wisdom understood as a store of knowledge that is handed down through proverbs and sayings, is no exception.
The Italian sayings about love are a distillation of the thought of generations and generations. They are interesting because some are found in similar forms in different cultures and languages, but others are very specific to a cultural tradition and are not translatable.
Love is celebrated on Valentine’s Day, a day remembered with the proverb “Per San Valentino la primavera sta vicino/For Valentine’s Day, spring is near”. In the late Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day fell at the end of winter, when nature begins to awaken. This is because at the time a different calendar was in use, the Julian calendar, and February 14 then corresponded to the end of the month. Discover the origin of the Valentine’s Day in Italy.
The Italian sayings about love analyze this feeling, the way it influences the behaviour of people and the dynamics of the couple.
We have collected those that bring out strengths and weaknesses and offer the best advice for winning love, cultivating it, or overcoming the pains of love with humour and pragmatism.
Italian sayings about Love
Italian sayings about love for lovers
- Il primo amore non si scorda mai./The first love is never forgotten.
- Al cuore non si comanda./The heart is not commanded.
- Ogni giorno ha il suo amore e dolore./Every day she has her love and her pain.
- Amore non è senza amaro./Love is not without bitterness.
- L’amore non è bello se non è litigarello./ Amor senza baruffa, fa la muffa./Love is not beautiful if it is not a quarrel. / Love without a quarrel, it makes mold.
- Sfortunato al gioco, fortunato in amore./ Unlucky in the game, lucky in love.
- L’amore è cieco./ Love is blind.
- Amor vecchio non fa ruggine./Old love does not rust.
- Come chiodo scaccia chiodo, così amore scaccia amor./As nail drives out nail, so love drives out love.
- L’amore si trova tanto sotto la lana che sotto la seta./Love is found both under the wool and under the silk.
Italian sayings about love to conquer the beloved
- Amore regge il suo regno senza spada./Love rules his kingdom without a sword.
- L’amore e la fede dall’opera si vede./Love and faith can be seen from the work.
- L’amore vero non si vende e non si compra./ True love is neither sold nor bought.
- Se tu vuoi che ti ami, fa’ che ti brami./If you want me to love you, let me crave you.
- Nella guerra d’amor vince chi fugge./In the war of love whoever flies wins.
- Amore con amor si paga./Love is paid with love.
Italian sayings about love for pessimists
- Chi del soldato s’innamora, un suono di trombetta e addio signora./Who falls in love with the soldier, a trumpet sound and goodbye madam.
- Lontano dagli occhi, lontano dal cuore./Out of sight out of mind.
- I giuramenti degli innamorati sono come quelli dei marinai./The oaths of lovers are like those of sailors.
- Vecchio innamorato, pazzo spacciato./Old lover, dead fool.