37 Quotes About Mending Friendships

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Dealing with a fractured relationship is not easy. Finding a way to come back together and repair the damage that is done is a great way to find a pathway for moving forward. Here are some encouraging quotes about mending friendships that are encouraging and positive.

“Broken friendships are very hard to fix but sometimes we just have to believe that everything will be okay in the end.”

“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.”

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”

“Four of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship to God while the other six deal with our relationships with people. But all ten are about relationships.”

“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

“Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life…”

“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

“God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.”

“However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

“If because of one’s mistake you lost trust, then no one in the world is trustworthy, including yourself.”

“If you want to save a broken relationship, the first thing you must do is consider whether or not the relationship is really worth fixing in the first place. Are your feelings for her temporary or permanent?”

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

“It is possible for a difficult or broken relationship to be restored to a place of health and emotion again, demonstrate love, and forgive.”

“It often happens that when couples get their relationship to God straightened out, their relationships with one another begin to straighten out as well.”

“It takes time to heal wounds of broken love and sometimes it’s for forever.”

“Like hope, one can rebuild trust as well.”

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude….Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.”

“Maybe love is not always about trying to fix something that is broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.”

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”

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

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.”

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

“The ones who disappoint you need you the most.”

“The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.”

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

“True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.”

“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.”

“Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.”

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.”

“We each ought to take heed that our boldness to talk to others about problems with the boss or pastor or spouse is not just a pretense for self righteousness, pride and dishonour.”

“Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.”

It can be hard to repair a relationship that has been fractured. Where there is a will there is a way to find healing.