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125 Inspiring Relationship Quotes

At the heart of life lie the relationships we have with other people.

With family, co-workers and friends close by and far away at the other side of the world.

And how you let these relationships flow and grow has huge impact on the happiness both in your life and in the lives of the people you care about.

So this week I’d like to look back into the past and share some of the best advice from the wise people who have walked this earth.

This is 125 of the most thought-provoking, touching, inspiring and helpful quotes on relationships.

And if you want more on the relationship you have with yourself then check out this post with quotes on self care and for more general inspiration these two with growth mindset quotes and moving forward quotes.

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
– Anais Nin

“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
– Walter Winchell


“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
– Carl Jung

“Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
– William James

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
– Donald Miller

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“No road is long with good company.”
— Turkish Proverb

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
— Carl W. Buechner

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton Men

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”
— Swedish Proverb

“You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
— Epicurus

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
— Audrey Hepburn

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
— Dale Carnegie

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“As you think so shall you be! Since you cannot physically experience another person, you can only experience them in your mind.
Conclusion: All of the other people in your life are simply thoughts in your mind. Not physical beings to you, but thoughts. Your relationships are all in how you think about the other people of your life. Your experience of all those people is only in your mind. Your feelings about your lovers come from your thoughts.
For example, they may in fact behave in ways that you find offensive. However, your relationship to them when they behave offensively is not determined by their behavior, it is determined only by how you choose to relate to that behavior. Their actions are theirs, you cannot own them, you cannot be them, you can only process them in your mind.”
— Wayne Dyer

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
— Henry Winkler

“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”
— John Tillotson

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”
— Andre Breton

“Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.
The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled.
A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
— Kaleel Jamison

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”
— Honore de Balzac

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
— Miles Franklin

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one”
— C.S. Lewis

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
— Thomas Merton

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”
— Victor Hugo

“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don't like doing it.”
— Marian Keyes

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.
— Joyce Meyer

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
— James Baldwin

“Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.”
— Leo Buscaglia

“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
— Anthony Robbins

“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”
— Dale Carnegie

“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.”
— Leo Buscaglia

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
— Mark Twain

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
— Frederick Buechner

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
— Gilbert K. Chesterton

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
— David Tyson Gentry

“When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising.
This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment.
Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”
— Tom Robbins

“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”
— Joseph Addison

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
— Tennessee Williams

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
— Carl Jung

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
— Henry James

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
— Catherine Ponder

“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that's ok with them.”
— Alain de Botton

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
— Mahatma Gandhi.

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”
– William Arthur Ward

“What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
– George Burns

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
– Confucius

“Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
– Albert Camus

“Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.”
– Margaret Mead

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
– Ernest Hemingway

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
– Donna Roberts

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
— Wayne Dyer

“It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.”
— Bertrand Russell

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”
— Eugene Kennedy

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
— Lao-Tzu

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
— Barbara De Angelis

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”
— Seneca

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
— Bob Marley

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
— Rumi

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
— William Shakespeare

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
— Audrey Hepburn

“You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.”
— Julia Roberts

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”
— Ernest Hemingway

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
— Jim Morrison

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”
— Arnold H. Glasgow

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.
— Unknown

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”
— Anais Nin

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and the courage to accept the love in return.”
— Maya Angelou

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.”
— Thomas Hughes

“First and foremost, self-love, and then give love away.”
— Katy Perry

“Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
— Karl Menninger

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”
— Ally Condie

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”
— Henri Nouwen

“Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
— Zig Ziglar

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
— Charles Dickens

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
— Mignon McLaughlin

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
— Amy Poehler

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”
— Criss Jami

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
— Jane Austen

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.”
— Hugh Mackay

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”
— Leo Tolstoy

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.“
— Sylvia Plath

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”
— Alfred Tennyson

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”
— Arthur Brisbane

“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
— Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.”
— Anna Taylor

“Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.”
— Carroll Bryant

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
— John Lennon

“Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.”
— Megan Mullally

“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
— Marlene Dietrich

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
— Brandi Snyder

“Love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best.”
— Gabriela Mistral

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
— Carl Sagan

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”
— Barbara De Angelis

“Love is a game that two can play and both can win.”
— Eva Gabor

“Deep in your wounds are seeds, waiting to grow beautiful flowers.”
— Niti Majethia

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart… I'll always be with you.
— Winnie the Pooh

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
— Epicurus

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
— Robert Fulghum

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”
— Len Wein

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”
— Bob Marley

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”
— Maya Angelou

“If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.”
— Miles Davis

“Love doesn't make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
— Franklin P. Jones

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
– Paul Boose

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
– Winnie the Pooh

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust

Want more motivation? Then check out this post with quotes to help you deal with toxic people and this one on not settling for less in life.

[Note: the original version of this post contained 68 quotes but I've now updated it with 57 additional quotes on relationships.]


103 Relationship Quotes to Reignite Your Love — Best Life

Even if you and your significant other are in a great place, sending them a sweet remark is the perfect way to remind them just how special they are to you. Sometimes a romantic relationship quote is all it takes to reignite that spark. So, whether you're looking to rekindle a flame or keep the fire burning bright, consider sharing these quotes about relationships with your sweetheart.

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Cute Relationship QuotesShutterstock / Dean Drobot
  1. "Let's, let's stay together."
    Al Green, from "Let's Stay Together"
  2. "Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need."
    Margaret Mead
  3. "We're often afraid of being vulnerable, but vulnerability creates genuine connection."
    Gabby Bernstein
  4. "We are most alive when we're in love."
    John Updike
  5. "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine."
    Maya Angelou
  6. "The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence. "
    Edward Thomas
  7. "Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate."
    Albert Schweitzer
  8. "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time."
    A.A. Milne, from Winnie-the-Pooh
  9. "You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."
    Sam Keen
  10. "A successful relationship requires falling in love multiple times, but always with the same person."
  11. "Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." —Oscar Wilde
  12. "Trust in a relationship is very crucial. Without trust, a relationship cannot last as a healthy and happy bond."
    Alana Johnson
  13. "Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat. "
    Joanne Woodward
  14. "True love stories never have endings."
    Richard Bach
  15. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
  16. "I would rather share one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone."
    J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Fellowship of the Ring
  17. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
    Audrey Hepburn
  18. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
    Dr. Seuss
  19. "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
    Walter Winchell
  20. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart."
    Helen Keller
  21. "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  22. "Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."
    Karl Menninger
  23. "Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."
    Benjamin Franklin
  24. "Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."
    —Swedish Proverb
  25. "When you cultivate quality relationships, not only do you feel better and help your friends feel better, but you contribute to an increase of joy, love, and peace in the world."
    Tara Bianca
  26. "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
    —Harry (Billy Crystal), from When Harry Met Sally
  27. "True love is not a hide-and-seek game; in true love, both lovers seek each other."
    Michael Bassey Johnson
  28. "You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. "
    Oscar Wilde
  29. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
  30. "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."
    Morrie Schwartz, from Tuesdays with Morrie
  31. "At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."
  32. "Who, being loved, is poor?"
    Oscar Wilde
  33. "Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we're lost and love is dead, and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do."
    —Ted (Josh Radnor), from How I Met Your Mother
  34. "A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
    Charles Dickens
  35. "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."
    Friedrich Nietzsche
  36. "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. "
    Maya Angelou
  37. "Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together."
  38. "Love alone can rekindle life."
    Henri Frederic Amiel
  39. "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
    Mignon McLaughlin
  40. "Love is a game that two can play and both can win."
    Eva Gabor
  41. "To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship."
    Doménico Cieri Estrada
  42. "Love doesn't make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
    Franklin P. Jones
  43. "To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with."
    Mark Twain
  44. "Souls tend to go back to who feels like home."
    N.R. Heart
  45. "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. "
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  46. "I love her, and it is the beginning of everything."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  47. "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever."
    Alfred Tennyson
  48. "In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you."
    —Mac (J.K. Simmons), from Juno
  49. "I love you—I am at rest with you—I have come home."
    Dorothy L. Sayers
  50. "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
    Albert Einstein
  51. "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness."
    —Paul (George Peppard), from Breakfast at Tiffany's
  52. "It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. "
    William Makepeace Thackeray, from Vanity Fair

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Inspirational Relationship Quotes About LoveShutterstock / Surkov Vladimir
  1. "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
    Carl Jung
  2. "It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others."
    Jane Austen, from Sense & Sensibility
  3. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
    Moulin Rouge!
  4. "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
    Erich Fromm
  5. "We humans definitely need other people to keep us human. "
    Terry Pratchett, from The Shepherd's Crown
  6. "Love starts as a feeling, but to continue is a choice. And I find myself choosing you, more and more every day."
    Justin Wetch
  7. "A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other."
  8. "Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
    Anais Nin
  9. "The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it."
    —Nicholas Sparks, from At First Sight
  10. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love."
  11. "Only when your love for someone exceeds your need for them do you have a shot at a genuine relationship together."
    Neil Strauss
  12. "The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands."
    Alexandra Penney
  13. "Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life. "
    Richard Bach
  14. "Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
    Bob Marley
  15. "Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still."
    Catherine Pulsifer
  16. "A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself—to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart."
    Leo F. Buscaglia
  17. "You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."
  18. "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."
    George Sand
  19. "Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.
    Patrick Rothfuss, from The Wise Man's Fear
  20. "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind / And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
    William Shakespeare, from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  21. "True love is your soul's recognition of its counterpart in another."
    —John (Owen Wilson), from Wedding Crashers
  22. "Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding."
    Diane Arbus
  23. "Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships."
  24. "If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
    —David (Hugh Grant), from Love, Actually
  25. "Assumptions are the termites of relationships. "
    Henry Winkler
  26. "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
    Marcel Proust
  27. "You're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings."
    —Kathleen (Meg Ryan), from You've Got Mail
  28. "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
    Yoko Ono
  29. "Love is a two-way street constantly under construction."
    Carroll Bryant
  30. "Maybe you don't need the whole world to love you. Maybe you just need one person."
    Kermit the Frog
  31. "Nobody has ever measured—not even poets—how much love the human heart can hold."
    Zelda Fitzgerald
  32. "The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence. "
    Samuel Johnson
  33. "The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love."
    Henry Miller
  34. "Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
    Vincent Van Gogh
  35. "Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary."
    Oscar Wilde
  36. "Happily ever after is not a fairy tale—it's a choice."
    Fawn Weaver
  37. "We cannot be sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain."
    Alan Watts
  38. "Deep in your wounds are seeds, waiting to grow beautiful flowers."
    Niti Majethia
  39. "Don't try to be something to everyone. Be everything to someone."
  40. "Never love something so much that you can't let go of it."
    Ginni Rometty
  41. "Relationships end too soon because people stop putting in the same effort to keep you, as they did to win you. "
  42. "For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home."
    Stephanie Perkins, from Anna and the French Kiss
  43. "Love is like the wind. You can't see it, but you can feel it."
    Nicholas Sparks, from A Walk to Remember
  44. "We love the things we love for what they are."
    Robert Frost
  45. "Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person."
    Gloria Steinem
  46. "The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We're still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings."
    Halle Berry
  47. "To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous."
    Elizabeth Gilbert, from Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
  48. "Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star. "
    e.e. cummings
  49. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…"
    The Beatles, from "The End"
  50. "We are asleep until we fall in love."
    Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace
  51. "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
    Victor Hugo, from Les Misérables

Quotes about relationships - sayings and statuses with meaning

Relationships are a constant and painstaking work. And if you do not work on them, you can lose everything. This is proved by quotes about relationships, a selection of which we have prepared for you. Wise sayings with meaning will help you understand yourself and your partner, teach you how to prioritize relationships and understand their essence.

Meaningful relationship quotes

The cooling of relations between people arises as a result of friction between them. And what do you say to that, physics?
Stanislav Jerzy Lec

In any stable relationship, someone owes something to someone. Just when a person is in love, he fulfills all these “must” voluntarily and with pleasure.
Natalya Krasnova

Stroke each other against "wool" and you will understand the true meaning of your relationship.
Piotr Kwiatkowski

In a confined space, human relationships tend to deteriorate.
Robert Sheckley

The perfect relationship tastes and smells like rainwater.
Gennady Malkin

A normal person does not continue a relationship in which he is not respected. However, he won't even start them.
Mikhail Labkovsky

If you want to spoil the relationship, start sorting it out.
Nadezhda Kuzmina

If you live for yourself, everyone else will be happy. And if you plow for the sake of someone, expecting gratitude, you yourself will be unhappy and you will not wait for “thank you”.
Mikhail Litvak

The worst thing that can happen after a quarrel is silence.
Nathaniel O'Farrell

There's got to be a pepper in a relationship.
Irvine Welsh

The relationship between a man and a woman is one of the most mysterious and at the same time beautiful phenomena. And no matter how much a person tries to express in one phrase the whole variety of love manifestations, it is possible to cover them only partially. Statuses, statements and quotes about relationships are an attempt to find your attitude and your role in this phenomenon. Therefore, the experience of generations, accumulated and presented in these phrases with meaning, will not be superfluous. nine0003

And there is also the experience of scientists, they are also interested in the relationship of the sexes. For example, we found out what words make a profile on a social network attractive to the opposite sex.

Wise sayings about relationships

True relationships do not prevent communication with relatives.
Nver Simonyan

Relationships help build trust. And with trust comes loyalty.
Simon Sinek

Better to bear the cross of unrequited love than to waste yourself on someone whose heart is not free.
Adriana Trigiani

At some intervals in every partnership there is a need to dot the “and”.
Ekaterina Makarova

The most bitter thing that could happen to them happened: they were simply bored with each other.
Vladislav Khodasevich

People tend to abuse their kind attitude towards themselves, they willingly offend their loved ones, especially when they are sure that they will receive forgiveness and that they will not even have to ask for it. nine0013 George Sand

Even if you love someone, it doesn't mean that getting along with that person is easy.
Amelie Nothombe

The most joyless kind of relationship is to sort it out.
Evgeny Kapitanov

The path to creating a truly loving relationship is not always smooth. It's never without problems.
John Gray

Feelings are a fire of emotions. It burns - it's nice, it burns out - you blow off the ashes and you live on. nine0013 Guzel Yakhina

Many say that in order to have inspiration for life and the ability to implement new plans and intentions, it is worth falling in love. But here it is worth considering the fact that relationships are also the ability to sacrifice for the sake of another. Selfishness in this matter is harmful. This is proved by the statuses and quotes about relationships presented here.

Quotes about the meaning of relationships

Relationships, whatever they may be, are always built on feeling, on love, on needs, and not on fear. Only slavery is built on fear. nine0013 Roman Khoroshev

Relationships are such a complicated thing that outsiders should not interfere and give out all sorts of smart advice.
Sophie Kinsella

The more things you can't tell the person directly, the less sense your relationship has.
Kristina Kashkan

A toxic relationship takes a lot of energy. Tension and conflict drain strength, good attitude and the opportunity to be yourself - inspire and energize. nine0013 Susan Forward

Love relationships are rarely easy.
Nicole de Buron

The most important thing in a happy relationship is the ability to give in. If someone does not want to pacify their ego, then such an alliance will not last long.
Byne Bash

All relationships are difficult. Like in music: sometimes you get harmony, and sometimes cacophony.
Gail Foreman

Human relationships are not endless, but this does not invalidate the fact that they existed in the past. nine0013 Irvin Yalom

Which is better? A proven reliable partner-friend, even if not too interesting and not desirable, than loneliness and the search for unknown new relationships?
Evgenia Monastyrskaya

Relationships are always the work of two people doing their common work.
Kristen Stewart

We advise you to read wise quotes about love.

By the way, these sayings and quotes about relationships can also be considered as wise advice that can help you change your relationship with your loved one for the better. The main thing is to try to understand their meaning, to have a desire to change for the better and work on yourself. nine0003

Statuses about relationships with meaning

Expectations are the killer of relationships.

Sincerity in human relations is the main thing.

Nothing spoils a relationship like unfulfilled expectations.

There is no good relationship without trust.

When you meet someone special, you immediately know it. Real relationships cannot be pushed, they immediately go without tension. nine0003

You can't judge other people's relationships if they differ from your ideas.

You can't build relationships on deceit.

Relationships require constant care, perseverance and attention. But if neither side wants to bother with it, why shouldn't the relationship wither away?

Before starting a new relationship, you need to complete the old ones, otherwise life will get tangled up in such a tangle that it will never be unraveled. nine0003

We are all broken. The most important thing is to find a person whose fragments match yours.

Almost all of the statements presented here teach that both people should work on the relationship and treat each other with love and respect. Communication must be sincere. Short quotes about relationships make it clear that everything valuable in life is given by hard work. Long-term alliances that seem ideal from the outside are the result of the work of both partners.

Good relationships - short quotes

How stupid human relations are, how much work and effort you have to invest to get the most modest return. And how easy it is to destroy everything.

In harmonious relationships, there is always a third extra.

Human relationships are more complicated than any maze.

You cannot have good relationships with others until you have made peace with yourself.

Relationships are not 50/50, they are 100/100. nine0003

Not working? Fix it. Break. Never mind. We don't abandon those we love. Stay. Fix it.

I don't think I have relationship problems, I just don't like people.

In a relationship with a man, the main thing is trust. And know the password from his phone.

The dot in the relationship is a bold cross.

What's the point of discussing a relationship that's long gone? nine0003

You must like beautiful and wise love parables.

And sayings about relationships can teach us that not a single person on our life path has been met by us uselessly. We learn something important from every relationship. Someone tests us, someone uses and teaches a lesson, someone helps to gain new skills, and someone makes us better and this is the most valuable thing.

Statements about love and relationships

Tolerable relationships are more likely to be demolished than to be overhauled.

A happy relationship doesn't depend on how compatible you are, but on how well you deal with your differences.

A person you can't understand is more interesting than a person you can read like an open book.

You are a neat person, but people are not things. And you can not arrange them in their places, in accordance only with your convenience. nine0003

Relationships are like gears. Over time, they lose their original luster and wear out, maybe even break. But if you take care of the mechanism, the gears grind and work even more smoothly.

In a relationship, dialogue is always better than a monologue.

Relationships without responsibility and awareness of it, it's just a hobby, or even worse - a habit.

Relationships are not rubber - they do not need to be stretched. nine0003

Relationships can be modeled, the main thing in this direction is to maneuver correctly with your mind.

Not every relationship has to end in marriage.

Another thing to remember is that in a relationship you get what you give. And beautiful statuses about relationships with meaning confirm this. Do not expect that in response to whims, accusations and insults, you will receive smiles, hugs and declarations of love. If you want understanding, try to understand yourself. Everything comes back - this is a simple formula that works at all times. nine0003

We recommend reading proverbs and sayings about love.

We hope that you liked short quotes about relationships with meaning, and you were able to learn something interesting and useful for yourself from these statements. After all, we all often look for evidence that they love us, and whether the feeling is real. I would like to believe that statements about relationships at least a little helped you understand this issue.

20 quotes about love and relationships

nine0013 Liana Khaziakhmetova

“Not beauty causes love, but love makes us see beauty,” said Leo Tolstoy. This feeling is really capable of much, but it is easy to lose it. About the fragility of love, about the strength of relationships - our quotes.


UV A broken heart HURTS. It hurts so much that I don't want to live. But the heartache goes away. Sometimes it seems that it will last forever, but believe me, it will pass. In the meantime... it won't be easy for now. It’s like an open wound in my heart, and a huge black cloud in my soul. On bad days, I felt lethargic, I could not eat. Objects lost color, everything was GRAY. No one could cheer me up, and I was convinced that in this gray world I would have to live until old age. But time passed, the clouds dissipated, and joy returned to me. The best cure for a broken heart is to plunge headlong into your favorite business. Do sport; meet friends; read books! Anything you do will speed up the healing process. I swear, time and distraction is what you need. But I perfectly understand how bad you are now

From Your Personal Body

Your Personal Body


Respect plays a huge role in any romantic relationship. Without it, you cannot build a healthy relationship. How can you feel good if your partner ignores you or treats you badly? How can you say what you think if you are not being listened to or if there is no trust between you? How do you know if you're ready for physical intimacy if you don't respect yourself or your partner? How to believe that your feelings are true if it seems to you that your partner likes not the real you, but his personal idea of ​​you? You, and only you, decide whether or not to start a relationship. You, and only you, decide whether to continue them or not. Never forget about it! nine0003

From the book You Matter!

You matter!


Close, intimate communication, when you give another person a piece of your heart, is great. You feel like you have a thousand butterflies fluttering inside you. At some point in their life, every person wants to love and be loved. Many girls learn what love is precisely in a relationship with a partner. Others prefer to save these feelings for family members, friends, God, and even pets. It all depends on you and how ready you are for a relationship. nine0003

From the book You Matter!


Love stimulates positive brain activity. It is enough for a person in love to look at a photograph of a chosen one to activate brain areas associated with positive emotions and rewards. Scientific evidence proves that we can consciously change the way we think by focusing on certain things. If we focus on everything that angers us, pisses us off and makes us unhappy, and clings to these thoughts, we will strengthen their power over us. But if we redirect our thoughts in a more positive direction and consciously focus on positive and happy memories, it is these neural connections that will be strengthened. nine0003

From the book "Happy Year"

Happy Year


Every person strives for love and happiness. It all starts in infancy: the bond between mother and child is instinctive, extremely strong and necessary for survival. The love we receive in early childhood affects the formation of the brain and character, determines the actions in adolescence and adulthood, when we begin to look for a partner. The romantic myth says that once you find your soul mate, you will live happily ever after. But in reality, everything is much more complicated, although the reward is much more valuable. People do not remain the same all their lives, but develop and change constantly. Whatever your relationship is now, it won't stay that way forever. nine0003

From The Happy Year


Do you pay enough attention to your partner or take him for granted? Do you communicate heart to heart or just out of habit are you around all day long? Sometimes professional duties require you to immerse yourself in work; domestic difficulties and caring for children also affect relationships, passion subsides over time, and partners begin to think: maybe it was just physical attraction, and not love? What are your priorities? Ask yourself what are you willing to do to improve your relationship? Do you think in terms of "we" or "I am separate and my partner is separate"? Ask any person what happiness means to him, and he will describe everything that gives a feeling of peace, serenity, a sense of euphoria and belonging. It is not easy to reach this state in a relationship right away. The difference between a relationship and two parallel lives is that partners respect each other's needs and find compromises. nine0003

From the book "Happy Year"


In early childhood, the child is absorbed only by his own needs. He is only interested in his own comfort and survival. But here he is growing, his brain is developing, and the kid understands that the needs of others are no less important than his own. With this discovery comes the important ability to appreciate others and to feel that they value you; friendly relations are formed; people discover that caring for others brings joy. Only then do we begin to feel loved, to feel connected to other people who appreciate and respect us, and, in turn, begin to appreciate and respect ourselves. Loving-kindness is what brings happiness. nine0003

From the book "A Happy Year"


Life is made up of love and loss, and in a relationship you need to learn not only to receive, but also to give. When a relationship ends, it seems that life has ended with it, and you will never be able to laugh, smile or love anyone else. Lack of reciprocity is just as painful - a person who feels unwanted experiences a sense of loss, debilitating and sometimes leading to self-destruction. Love is a gift, but it brings not only joy, but also pain. And it can take a lot of courage to get up off your knees, dust yourself off and move on with your life. nine0003

From Happy Year


Express love for what is important to you. Sometimes we just don't show interest, misleading others. There are many ways to be enthusiastic: doing more, inspiring others to see the goal, constantly remembering what has already been done and why it is important.

From The Power of Emotional Intelligence

The Power of Emotional Intelligence


A woman is far more concerned with how she looks than with what she feels. Even worse, some ladies (and men) begin to believe, even subconsciously, that the main task of the weaker sex is to please a partner, although in fact sex implies that both give and enjoy equally. As a result, other ladies evaluate the quality of sexual contact by the pleasure of their man, and not by their own. (“If it was good for him, then it was good for me.”)

From the book "Point of Pleasure"

Point of Pleasure


Romantic love is attachment and emotional intimacy. It is based on the desire, sewn into the subcortex, to have a person nearby who you can rely on. Close and beloved, with whom it is safe and comfortable.

From the book Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight


Now we know that love is nothing but the most perfect, infallible evolutionary mechanism that allows a person as a species to survive. And this is not because it makes us be fruitful and multiply. People manage to continue the race even without love! But because it helps us build emotional connections with people who are important and valuable to us - those who will become a safe haven in the raging ocean of life. Love is a reliable bulwark designed to provide the protection and support that everyone needs to survive the inevitable ups and downs. nine0003

From Hold Me Tight


Love is not the icing on the cake of life. This is the most basic human need. The same as the need for water or oxygen. By understanding and accepting this, we can easily get to the heart of relationship problems.

From "Hold Me Tight"


Changes in the relationship of lovers are so rapid, chaotic and vivid that we do not have time to realize what is really happening. And often we do not understand how we react. But if it were possible to view the development of events in slow motion, we would notice the turning points and the directions chosen at the crossroads. The need for attachment and the strong emotions that accompany it arise suddenly. Thanks to them, the conversation from everyday issues instantly turns to the problems of safety and survival. nine0003

From the book Hold Me Tight


Love can really drive you crazy, whether it's a new relationship or an established relationship. For example, the fear of rejection often leads to low self-esteem, extreme anxiety, overreactions, and an obsession with a loved one that surpasses the love of a partner. At the same time that the love in your heart begins to fade, you may become "emotionally numb" and feel that you have lost the ability to love, while experiencing a strong sense of guilt. nine0003

From the book "Paradox of Passion"

Paradox of Passion


The very desire to attract another person, to gain emotional power over him carries the danger of upsetting the balance of relationships. This is because the feeling of falling in love is biochemically associated with a feeling of loss of control. As soon as you feel that you are in complete control of the situation, or you realize that you are confident in your partner’s love, passion begins to fade. The challenge, the desire to conquer, the emotional spark and the delight of falling in love disappear. nine0003

From The Passion Paradox


My clients respond well to the idea that the real culprit in a situation is the Passion Paradox. I explain that none of the partners can be blamed for the resulting imbalance, but if you work together, you can find the source of the imbalance, and then apply the techniques I have developed and correct the situation.

From the book "Paradox of Passion"


In order to achieve reliability in relationships, couples confuse love and the desire to merge together. And this has an extremely negative effect on the sexual side of their lives. In order to maintain passion, partners must also maintain some distance. Eroticism requires that each in a couple retain their own individuality. In other words, eroticism flourishes precisely in the space remaining between partners. To communicate with a loved one, we need to be able to accept the existence of this distance and the uncertainty associated with it. nine0003

From Captive Breeding

Captive Breeding


Not all lovers need passion; sometimes people run away from it. Some relationships are based on warm feelings, tenderness, mutual support, and partners prefer to stay in a safe zone. They are closer to love based on patience, and not on passion. It is more important for them to find peace. Of course, there is no universal solution, and no one path can be considered the only right one. nine0003

From the book Breeding in Captivity


Love stands on two pillars: willingness to yield and independence. We want to be close to our partner, and at the same time it is important for us to keep some distance. One simply does not exist without the other. If the distance is too great, communication cannot be established. But if there is no distance at all and the partners merge together, they lose their independence. And then there is nothing to overcome, there is neither motivation nor the opportunity to cross the bridge and find yourself on the territory of another; there is no partner's intimate world that the other seeks to enter.

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