10 Inspirational Quotes on Relationships

by Henrik Edberg

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.
Anthony Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Matt July 25, 2007 at 8:21 am

Good collection. I love the one by Wayne Dyer. I think it elucidates the fact that your relationships with others are reflections of relationships within yourself. As he says, you cannot control others’ behavior but you have ultimate jurisdiction over how you choose to perceive and respond to it.

Henrik Edberg July 25, 2007 at 7:45 pm

Matt: Thanks for the comment. And I agree with you on both accounts, the quote by Dyer is awesome and a useful way of thinking about relationships with others is to see them as reflections of relationships within yourself.

Wisdom of the Ages July 26, 2007 at 7:40 am

THese are great quotes. They can save a relationship:)

Henrik Edberg August 8, 2007 at 11:15 am

Wisdom of the Ages: Thanks for the comment and I´m glad you liked the quotes.

Aida Tanchoco May 18, 2009 at 8:35 am

These quotes awake me. I thought I know about relationship but now I realized that I don’t. But thanks to you, I may now be able to value my relationships with family and friends. Hope you don’t mind I copied them and posted them on my blog acknowledging you of course. Thanks

Queen of the Rant June 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I love quotes, and will have to add one or two of these to my relationship blog, thanks and will have to check out the others

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