It is once again that time of the year. Valentine's day seems to be one of those days that people either truly love or simply hate. It is the day when lovers express their love and affection. Valentine's day is also celebrated as Saint Valentine's Day because it originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. Today, Valentine's day has expanded to express love and affection to friends and relatives as well. And how someone feels about Valentine's day is often irrelevant to their current relationship status.

This exotic day which is celebrated on 14 February is recognized as an important cultural and commercial celebration of love, affection and romance in different parts of the world. The people who love each other express their love with greetings, surprises, gifts and many other things. Similarly, a quote on love and affection is one way to make your favorite person's day. Sometimes we require some light-hearted and romantic quotes and sometimes all we need is a deep thought. However, for many people thinking of beautiful, deep or creative quotes can be a complicated task, and hence here are some of the lesser-known yet great quotes on love for reflecting your emotions for this Valentine's Day!

20 lesser-known quotes on love for this Valentine's Day:

1. Love starts as a feeling, but to continue is a choice; And I find myself choosing you, more and more every day.

 - Justin Wetch

2. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

3. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

- Oscar Wilde

4. Such aching mystery hides, in your stardust-glimmer eyes.

- John Mark Green

5. Without the wetness of your love, the fragrance of your water, or the trickling sounds of your voice - I shall always feel thirsty.

- Suzy Kassem

6. I finally understood what true love meant... Love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.

- Nicholas Sparks

7. If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

- A. A. Milne

8. I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed & that necessary.

- Margaret Atwood

9. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs that you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms, in life after life, in age after age, forever.

- Rabindranath Tagore

10. The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them.

- Stephen Edwin King

11. You are the one I can't live without. This fact is true, I have no doubt. I love the way you smile at me. I love the way together we are free.

- Josh Mertens

12. Hearts are not to be had as a gift - hearts are to be earned.

- William Butler Yeats

13. 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 in love, time is eternity.

- Henry Van Dyke

14. Life is a flower of which love is the honey.

- Victor Hugo

15. When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

- Jimi Hendrix

16. It's that look in your eye. It's the smile on your face that makes time slip by, and I know I'm in a better place.

- Bryce Jennings

17. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

- Sam Keen

18. Home for me is not where I am. Home for me is a physical structure where the girl whom I love is sheltered and protected from the incoming storms of life. Home for me is not where I am safe, but where she is safe. Home for me is not where she exists, but where she lives. She is my home.

- Juansen Dizon

19. There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.

- George Sand

20. To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

- Francois Mauriac