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10 Greatest Love Stories of All Time


Love is a mysterious feeling that knocks on your heart’s door without a warning and when you least expect it. It has puzzled greatest poets since the beginning of time. It comes in all forms and shapes. Want to hear the tales of immortal lovers? Read on.

1. Paris and Helena: Homer’s Iliad epic tells this story about a woman, so beautiful that her beauty launched a thousand ship. Helena wife of Spartan King Menelaus, for her Paris Prince of Troy, waged a war and destroyed a kingdom. Love kills.

2. Napoleon and Josephine: A love story about the marriage of interest and money. When Young Napoleon married older Josephine for her wealth, but they didn’t know that they were destined to each other, and fell madly in love. Centuries later still we remember. Love never dies.

3. Layla and Majnun: This love story is about the forbidden love between Majnun Layla, a poet turned mad because their parents refused to marry them, so he wrote immortal poetry for her that believe it or not people study it nowadays.

4. Romeo and Juliet: Of course, the impossible love story immortalized by Shakespeare in his writings. Each belongs to rival prominent clans. Their love was destined to doom, but that didn’t stop from love even in death.

5. Cleopatra and Mark Antony: A love story when politics meets passion and love at first sight. Another story immortalized by Shakespeare and played in theaters worldwide. A true love story of sacrifice and loyalty.

6. Pocahontas and John Smith: This is the stuff of legend. A legendary love story between two completely different worlds. An Englishman and the daughter of an Indian chief, that didn’t end well for both of them, well, ultimately they met again after so many years has passed.

7. Adam and Eve: The oldest love story on Earth between the first man and woman who fell from grace to suffer a life on earth. Facing the challenge together, they decided to start a new beginning and populate the entire world!

8. Duke and Duchess of Windsor: What a greater sacrifice for a man to give up the throne for the woman he loves? King Edward VIII of England did just that. In a love story that shook the whole world and shocked Britain.

9. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy: The seemingly incompatible lovers poor but the free woman, and wealthy but shy gentleman. A love story that took place in the pages of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” teaches us that love is above all.

10. Scheherazade and King Shahryar: A love story about a betrayed king and a woman who by telling him a new story every night could save her skin!

Do you believe in love? Personally, after reading all of these stories, I’m slowly beginning to believe in love myself! Love is real, these stories and more tells us more about true love. We just need to go out and practice.

Don’t you think?