49 Quotes About Relationships Lasting

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Having a long lasting relationship is not easy. These quotes about relationships lasting capture the endurance and challenges you must overcome to be successful.

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

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

“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“No road is long with good company.”

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

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

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

There are many ways to become encouraged and find your way to a successful relationship.