Relationship Quotes

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Is there anything more challenging in life than relationships? Maintaining long-lasting, rewarding relationships is achallenge we can all relate to.

Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships is one of the most important things we’ll do in our lives.

Many people would argue that having great relationships is the key to happiness. After all, what good is money and success if you have no one to share it with?

Whether they are based on romance, friendship, or kinship, having the support of others makes us feel valued, confident, and happy.

While relationships aren’t always easy, they are some of the greatest gifts we have. We’ve put together a list of all the very best quotes about relationships to help you celebrate the people who mean the most.

Relationship Quotes

Stephanie Klein relationships quote “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else”
“What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.” – Stephanie Klein

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.

Stephanie Perkins

It’s probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he’s absolutely lethal.

Charlaine Harris

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

C.G. Jung

I suffer from girl-next-door-itis where the guy is friends with you and that’s it.

Taylor Swift
Hugh Mackay quote “Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational”
“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” – Hugh Mackay

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.

Mae West

Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.

Candace Bushnell

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.

Bill Maher

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.

Mae West

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

Emily Kimbrough
Sarah Dessen quote “Relationships don't always make sense. Especially from the outside”
“Relationships don’t always make sense. Especially from the outside.” – Sarah Dessen

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

Henry Winkler

A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.

Elbert Hubbard

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Sometimes we know who we want to be and what we want to do long… long before we know how to get there.

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

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.

Doménico Cieri Estrada

In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.

Robert Brault

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

Walter Winchell
Audrey Hepburn relationship quote "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other"
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Albert Schweitzer

Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships.

Unknown

No road is long with good company.

Turkish Proverb

Don’t try to be something to everyone. Be everything to someone.

Unknown
Cornel West quote “We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence”
“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” – Cornel West

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

George Eliot

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

E. Joseph Cossman

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

J.K. Rowling

It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.

Nick Hornby

The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.

Neale Donald Walsch
Oscar Wilde relationship quote “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation"
“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” – Oscar Wilde

Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still.

Catherine Pulsifer

The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship.

Henry Cloud

The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.

B. R. Ambedkar

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

Epicurus
Bob Marley relationship quote "Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for"
“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

Relationships end too soon because people stop putting in the same effort to keep you, as they did to win you.

Unknown

Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.

Gloria Steinem

Whether it is a friendship or a relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing.

Unknown

You can’t just give up on someone because the situation is not ideal. Great relationships are not great because they have no problems. They are great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work.

Unknown
Joseph Newton quote "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges"
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton

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

Carl Jung

Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.

Michele Weiner-Davis

Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need.

Margaret Mead

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

Epicurus
Alexandra Penney relationship quote “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands"
“The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” – Alexandra Penney

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Dairy Queen

Relationships are worth fighting for, but you can’t be the only one fighting.

Unknown

A great relationship doesn’t happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end.

Unknown

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust
Swedish Proverb "Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow"
“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” – Swedish Proverb

A successful relationship requires falling in love multiple times, but always with the same person.

Unknown

In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.

Robert Brault

A woman laughing is a woman conquered.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.

George Eliot
Miles Franklin relationship quote "Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings"
“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's lead editor and content writer, and has invested in online properties since 2009. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.