Relationship Quotes

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Every good relationship, especially marriage,
is based on respect.
If it’s not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
- Germaine Greer

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love,
the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they’re almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they’re not loved.
- Werner Erhard

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand -
“Make me feel whole.”
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get married because they think
it’s a long-time love affair,
they’ll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
- Sarah Jessica Parker

Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
- James C. Dobson

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that’s when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you’re sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

Consider being more acceptive of your partner’s behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
“Can I participate in your wonder?”
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it’s you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they’re
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

Love your spouse as they are,
and forgive them everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our relationships – love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home – the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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