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Top 10 Break Up Quotes

Written by: Editorial Staff

June 12, 2012
Filed Under Relationships 


break up quotesContributed by Info Guru Jennifer Andrews

Breaking up with a loved one is never an easy thing to do.

Whether you are the person breaking up the relationship or the one being dumped, feelings of hurt, anger and sadness will exist between both parties. Quotes can be a source of healing and hope during difficult times including times of failed relationships.

Take solace in the following top ten break up quotes to help heal your heart and move on in life today.

10. Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde on broken hearts

Top break-up quote “The heart was made to be broken” exclaims that break-ups and lost love is inevitable.

9. Listen to Martial

Martial on breaking up

Marcus Valerius Martial wrote that in break-ups and love, “There is no living with thee, or without thee.”

8. Unknown quote

no one is worth your tears

There are many break-up quotes written by unknown authors that ring true during times of despair. Included amongst these quotes is “No one is worth your tears, but when you find someone who is he won’t make you cry.”

7. Set it free

set it free

One of the most recognized break-up quotes is that of “If you really love something, set it free. If it comes back it’s yours, if not it wasn’t meant to be.”

6. Letting Go

breaking up is letting go

If you’ve broken up, have faith in the quote “Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.”

5. Smile


Break-up quotes can also be taken from love songs such as that of country group Lone Star who wrote, “I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy. I’m going to laugh so you don’t see me cry. I’m going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me – I’m going to smile.”

4. Pain or suffer

breaking up is pain and suffering

The break-up quote “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional” can help you end the vicious cycle of ruminating over what was or could have been.

3. Missing ideals

missing ideals

When we break up with someone, we feel pain because we miss the ideal image we have in our heads over what was. Remember that you are missing the concept and seek solace in the quote “I don’t miss him; I miss who I thought he was.”

2. Laugh or cry

laugh or cry

Golda Meir expresses the importance of being able to experience all of life’s emotions in the quote “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.”

1. Loved and lost

loved and lost

Perhaps the most popular and well-loved break-up quote comes from Alfred Lord Tennyson. The quote “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” aptly expresses that with time can we heal and recognize the value of broken relationships.


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