Love & relationships

The importance of love & good relationships:

Love is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

– C. S. Lewis


The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

– Natalie Cole


Love doesn’t make the world go round, it just makes the ride worthwhile.

– Unknown


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

– Marcel Proust


The love of family and  friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.

– Charles Kuralt


People preparing to leave this world never talk about the jobs they did, the cars they drove or the things they had, they simply talk about the time they spent with the people they love.

– End of Life Nurse


A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and we cannot live without love.

– Max Muller


Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

– Anoymous


How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

– Unknown

Think back to the happiest moments of your life. More often than not they involved those you love. Now go and create even more happier times with those you love.

– A Godsons Truth


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

– Swedish Proverb


People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

– Anonymous


I once succumbed to the fad of fasting and went for six days and nights without eating.
It wasn’t difficult.  I was less hungry at the end of the sixth day than I was at the end
of the second.  Yet I know, as you know, people who would think they had
committed a crime if they let their families or employees go for six days without food;
but they will let them go for six days, and six weeks, and sometimes sixty years without
giving them the hearty appreciation that they crave almost as much as they crave food.

– Dale Carnegie




Choose your relationships with people wisely…

Surround yourself with good people and good things will happen.

– Unknown


You can not change the people around you. But you can change the people that you choose to be around.

– Anoymous


Life is too short to spend a lot of time with people who suck the happiness out of you.

– Unknown



People inspire you or they drain you, pick the people you associate with wisely

– Hans F Hansen


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.

– Mark Twain


Either people like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value “YOU”.

– Brigitte Nicole


There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, lifes too short to be anything but happy.

– Karl Marx (composer)


A person is known by the company they keep.

– Unknown


When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

– Japanese Proverb


You’re the average of the five people spend the most time with

– Jim Rohn


Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy.  If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.

– Unknown




Being a family means you can be part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.

– Lisa Weed Phifer


A family that supports one another thrives

– Unknown


Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in differnt directions, yet our roots remain as one

– Unknown


People come and go but family remains forever

– Unknown


When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family.

– Jim Butcher


There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened, and maintained.

– Winston Churchill


The family is the first essential cell of human society

– Pope John XXIII 


Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.

— David Ogden Stiers


The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.

– Mario Puzo


It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.

– Peter Buffett


Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.

– Anonymous


Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.

— Anthony Liccione


To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.

– Tia Walker


In truth, a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.

– Marge Kennedy





Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

– Jim Morrison


The only way to have a friend is to be one.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

– Zig Ziglar



Having a hundred friends is nothing special. What is special is having a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you

– Unknown




Improving relationships:

Any deep relationship to another human being requires watchfulness and nourishment.

– Paul Tillich


Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

– Anthony J. D’Angelo


If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.

– Timothy Leary


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

— Maya Angelou


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

— Joyce Meyer


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

– Carl Jung


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

– William Shakespeare


One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.

– Golden Rule


Everyone you meet has struggles you know nothing about.  Be kind, always!

– Unknown


A relationship is like a garden. They can get more beautiful as they grow – but need care, attention and the weeding out of the bad bits.

– Unknown


One day the people you love in life won’t be there. So make damn sure that the people you value know about it – and make the most of every moment you spend with them.

– A Godsons Truth


There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found while journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Tell those you love you love them; you never know what tomorrow will bring…

– Unknown


A man should never neglect his family for business.

– Walt Disney




Dealing with conflict:

When your are in a heated exchange, responding with anger is like trying to put out a fire with petrol – you will only make it worse. Instead try to be calm, composed, respect the other persons point of view and respond with equanimity – then its like putting out a fire with water and you will resolve things much quicker.

– A Godsons Truth


It isn’t what people say that determines how you feel, but how you react

– Unknown


Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.

– Maya Angelou



Romantic relationships:

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those.

– Michael Nolan


It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never
find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

– Unknown


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

– Carl Jung


Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with

– Gillian Anderson


Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship, mutual respect and enjoyment of each others company.

– John Gottma


Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery


In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.

– Unknown


Just because something ends doesn’t mean it should never should have been. Remember, you lived, you learned, you grew and you moved on.

– Unknown


The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart, and come out even stronger than they were before.

– Unknown


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

– B. R. Ambedkar


Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘forever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.

– Marian Keyes


Good relationships don’t just happen; they take time, patience and two people who truly want to work to be together.

– Unknown


We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.

– John Lennon


And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make

– The Beatles