Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
Never marry at all... Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you won't give up. If you give up, you're not worthy.
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Friendship is the touchstone by which we may know the purity of any relationship, human or divine. It has the sweetness of all forms of love without their contamination.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Love + Relationship quotes ⇑Love Quotes
Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
When Krishna was there his wives complained, Every human being on this planet is going to disappoint, nobody can fulfill the unrealistic expectation you have of them
If sex is in the body it is fine, it is beautiful, the moment it enter yours mind, it becomes a perversion, it has no business with your mind, it is something to do with your body, if it is in the body it will just fall into its natural place where it belongs
Love is not a joy; it is a deep, wonderful pain. Everything within you should tear. Only then will you know what love is.
If you are a source of joy by yourself & do not try to extract joy from another person, you will have wonderful relationships with anybody
Once you have no expectations of what the other should do, you will have a successful love affair.
If you are trying to extract joy, love & pleasantness out of somebody, this is going to be disastrous for both people
When two people feel an unconditional attraction for each other and are ready to sacrifice for one another, they are truly in love. Then only are they ready for an intimate relationship in marriage
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.
You know someone's right for you when the things they don't have to say are even more important than the things they do.
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.
Life + Relationship quotes ⇑Life Quotes
When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.
I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.
When you hold a grudge, you want someone else's sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
We try so hard to hide everything we're really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it's somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.
The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
I'm single, I'm enjoying life. Being a boss. Like all true bosses, one day you gotta give it up.
To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much, Just remember two main rules for the beginning: You better starve, than eat whatever And better be alone, than with whoever.
Whether it's education, marriage, work, career, business, whatever - all these things are extra fittings to our lives to make it better. You would want to add something which makes you more beautiful. But people cling to these add-ons so badly that the burden of carrying extra fittings all over the place becomes painful everything seems exploitative
You should not get married because everybody is getting married. You should not get a job because everybody is getting one. You should not go to school because everybody is going to school. You should go to wherever you go with a specific purpose as to what you want out of it.. it should be about enhancing your life
If you love somebody it's a fickle happening because no human being will happen a hundred percent the way you want them. Every human being on this planet is going to disappoint you believe me not because they'll do something wrong because nobody can fulfill the unrealistic expectation you have of them. It's simply not possible. Partially but never entirely
If you have a better alternative, damn the marriage but you have not come up with a better alternative because a stable situation is a must for a child.
All the benefits in life come from compound interest - relationship, money, habits - anything of importance
I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.
The idea of building relationships is that it's of support on all levels of life. In emotion, profession, domestic situation, companionship, in arranging & organizing our lives, two people - two brains & two bodies - can do better than one person.
Because isn't that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn't that the simple magic phrase?
Short + Relationship quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!
I don't want anyone who doesn't want me.
The whole idea of wanting to be better than someone else is a very pathetic way to exist
The fundamental of your relationship is, you are willing to listen to the other person
Friendship + Relationship quotes ⇑Friendship Quotes
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.
We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other... Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever
There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
The relationship that exists between friends is the grandest of human loves. Friendly love is pure, because it is without compulsion
We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
For me, friendship is not an advantageous transaction or give-and-take, for me friendship is a certain overlapping of life. A relationship which can touch another life profoundly
The relationships most worth cultivating are those between peers with mutual respect. The rest are unstable over long timescales.
Happiness + Relationship quotes ⇑Happiness Quotes
If you are happy by your own nature, now relationships will become a means for you to express your happiness not to seek happiness.
Relationships have become a mutual exploitative process. You try to milk happiness out of somebody, somebody tries to milk something else out of you. If you take the responsibility of making yourself the way you want yourself to be.. you would be naturally joyful.
If you are forming relationships to seek happiness and trying to squeeze happiness out of somebody and that person is trying to squeeze happiness out of you, now this is going to be a painful relationship after some time
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye.
If you have become a joy by yourself and you are forming relationships because you want to express your happiness, nobody is going to complain about you because you are in the process of expressing your joy not seeking joy from the other person.
What most people are calling marriage right now is just a whole bundle of expectations about how the other person should make heaven for you. If you're trying to extract happiness out of somebody, you will be disappointed.
If you really want to have absolutely fantastic relationships.. you need to establish yourself as a joyful human being
Relationships are not about extracting happiness but about giving joy to the other. Short journeys can be made alone, long journeys need reliable and resilient Relationships.
We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.
If your life becomes an expression of your joy, not in pursuit of happiness then relationships will be naturally wonderful. You can hold a million relationships and still hold them good.
Unless human love is spiritualized, it will be a canker in your soul. Unless you are spiritually-minded and your mate is the same, you can never be completely happy.
Marriage + Relationship quotes ⇑Marriage Quotes
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.
You plant a coconut & a mango tree in your garden, when they were saplings they were of the same height, you thought they will get along pretty well, if both of them remain stunted & never grow, they will remain compatible, same height, everything; But if both of them grow to their full potential, they will grow to different heights, shapes & possibilities
If you want to live sensibly and joyfully, it is important to remember, marriage is a human arrangement, not a celestial one
Friendship is vital in a marital relationship. Sex alone will not bring a couple closer together; in fact, it will all too soon throw them apart if the higher instinct of true love and friendship is not predominant
What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.
What you need to make your marriage successful is not the perfect person. What you need is absolute integrity.
Marriage means weaving two lives into one. Thinking, feeling, and living beyond yourself can be a stepping stone to ultimate union.
A marriage is not an absolute thing that you can do once and forget. It is an active partnership.
Your marriage, relationships work to the extent you are willing to involve and give yourself to the process
Being together is the beginning. Working together is the middle. Dissolving together is the ultimate.
A spouse is not a destination but a fellow traveler
Inspirational + Relationship quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
When you love someone, it is a privilege to do something for them. Service is a poor substitute for love
When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
How would your life be different if... You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day...You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
Family + Relationship quotes ⇑Family Quotes
You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.
More conflict is happening within the four walls of the homes than is happening anywhere on the planet. Only thing is bombs are not exploding so you don't hear it. They may be giving each other silent treatment.
This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.
To be committed to each other beyond success and failure, health and ill-health, life and death - that's what makes you a family.
I hadn't been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.
Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?
He doesn't have to love your CD collection. He doesn't have to love your shoes. But any good, mature guy better make an attempt to love your friends and family-especially when they're great.
No relationship is absolute - it is always variable. You have to conduct it well on a daily basis.
The spiritual purpose of family life is to expand one's consciousness through the cultivation of purifying divine love and friendship that is not conditioned by sex or any selfish motivation
All Relationship Quotes ⇑
Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that reflection.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
Every couple has ups and downs, every couple argues, and that's the thing-you're a couple, and couples can't function without trust.
there is always one woman to save you from another and as that woman saves you she makes ready to destroy
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them
I learned that everybody is not your friend. You have to watch who you associate with and surround yourself with positive things and people who want to do something positive.
The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.
Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.
Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they'll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.
You cannot rise in love, you cannot stand in love, you cannot fly in love, you have to fall. Something of you should fall, otherwise it will not work. You will not know it.
For most people, love means, 'You must do what I want.' No, love means, they can do what they want, and we still love them
If you use a relationship to make yourself complete, when you lose it, you become empty. If you form a relationship because you want to share your fullness, then there will be no grief
Being able to shower affection on anyone without having a need for affection yourself - that's freedom
Having expectations of others means you are trying to fix their lives. Don't do that. Fix your own life - that is freedom
To love the person who is next to you is the biggest challenge. To love somebody who is not here is always easy
Sexual gratification alone does not satisfy the heart; without real love, the heart will remain hollow.
Lies and secrets... they are like cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.
I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.
only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.
Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.
I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.
Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.
I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.
It was because they were two parts of a whole. He did not belong to her. And she did not belong to him. It was never about belonging to someone. It was about belonging together.
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near.
If you're not comfortable enough with yourself or with your own truth when entering a relationship, then you're not ready for that relationship.
Why don't we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And that's not an easy thing to do.
There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.
Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.
The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it's a bad one?
When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment.
When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.
Relationships are all about trust and equality. If one person shares, then the other person should share, too.
The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.
It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.
True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.
The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.
Being single doesn't mean you're weak, it means that you're strong enough to wait for the right person.
The best thing you can do for anybody is you must do what they want, isn't it? Hum? Not what you want.
If you become a solution, everybody will want you wherever you are, Whether it's your workplace, your family, on the street, wherever - whoever seems like a solution, that person everybody wants
Suppose you fall in love with somebody, your heart becomes sweet. But for how long? there is no guarantee. It can become extremely bitter, because of a love affair, because of situations or disease or death or loss or simply because of boredom. The person that you thought was most exciting,after a few years you look at them & wonder -'did I do this mistake'
If you become interested in somebody, You dissect them. Well you don't do it physically because the law doesn't permit it, but you mentally dissect them, isn't it? and come to a convenient conclusion, not truth, and one day when that conclusion falls apart, you will become bitter.
Love is not a relationship. Love is a certain sweetness of your emotion. Whether you look at a tree or a dog or a man or a woman or a child or just at the sky, why can't you look at it lovingly? Because it's not about loving the sky, it's about the sweetness of your emotion. If your emotions are sweet, whatever you look at, you will look at it lovingly
Now you're calling your success with somebody as love, that's a mistake. You have a success story with somebody - that is, you have created pleasantness in the atmosphere between you and the other person. You're calling that love; no that is actually success because that needs lots of management.
Most people are competent of using love to fulfill the domestic needs but to go beyond that they are not ready. When one is ready and another is not ready or one is making an effort and another doesn't have the effort, then it feels like somebody is becoming a doormat
To make a simple physical act beautiful, we have invented all kinds of decorations around it. Without those decorations most people would be unwilling to get into the physical act. Lot of people cannot simply face the basic physical act as it is, unless it is decorated they will feel it is obscene, they'll feel it is basic - which is a fact
We are trying to cloud our vision of reality with lots of decorations, we always add emotion to sex because without emotion it would be ugly
In sex based relationships what is usually passing off as Love is just a mutual benefit scheme
Trust does not mean that others have to do things the way you expect them to do them. Trust means to become vulnerable
In marriages, there are divergent expectations. The woman expects the man to change. The man expects the woman to never change
When people live together without understanding each other, their survival instinct turns everything into a fight
If you love someone, you should do what they like for them. Not what you like.
To know the profoundness of love, at least a part of you should fall. Otherwise, there is no room for anyone else.
Relationships are necessary to exist in the world. Whether you keep them beautiful or ugly is the choice you have
If your relationship is about extracting something out of somebody.. there will be constant trouble.
To stand up and fight does not take much intelligence. To understand and give in takes a lot more intelligence
From your birth till the last moment, you are walking in a straight line, straight towards death, you may look this way at the mountains, you may look that way at the lake, you may look at relationships, you may fall in love, you may suffer, you may enjoy, but essentially every moment of your life, you are walking straight towards your grave
With every transaction we have with each other, what is my profit is your loss, and what is my loss is your profit. It is always give-and-take; someone makes a little more, someone a little less. This is bound to happen. If we get angry and disturbed within ourselves whenever we make a little less in a transaction, peace is not going to happen.
If you utter the word relationship, people simply think it has to be sex-based. Nothing else is a relationship. Some sex-based relationship is the only relationship. This is unfortunate. This has happened because your identification with the body has become so strong
Whatever other people do, make yourself beautiful, you know they're doing nasty things and you're still wonderful (within you), this is fantastic. (But) They are doing nasty things and you think they're doing beautiful things, this is stupid.
You are always thinking of life as a relationship... you don't have a relationship, you just have an existence, the relationship happened because of your needs
If you are expecting the other one to understand and comply with you all the time while you don't understand the limitations, the possibilities, the needs and the capabilities of that person, then conflict is all that will happen
In everyone, there are some positive aspects and some negative aspects. If you embrace all this in your understanding, you can make the relationship the way you want it. If you leave it to their understanding, it will become accidental. If they are very magnanimous, things will happen well for you; if not, the relationship will break up.
Your closest friends are the ones you can have a relationship with about nothing
Smart partners negotiate fair deals because they know that lopsided deals are fragile and that most value accumulates in long-term trust relationships. You can tell a lot about a potential partner by their opening offer.
we would not be human if we did not miss loved ones; but in feeling lonesome for them we don't want selfish attachment to be the cause of keeping them earthbound. Extreme sorrow prevents a departed soul from going ahead toward greater peace and freedom
There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
My girlfriend is sad and quiet and keeps me up all night worrying about her.
One never reaches home... But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.
You fit into me like a hook into an eye a fish hook an open eye
And I'm dying to know, is it killing you like it's killing me? And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.
You've got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn't define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don't have to struggle to be good enough for.
If you eliminate the need to get something out of Human relationships, if you naturally overflow with joy, you can have fabulous relationships with all sorts of people
If you want your relationship to work, constantly remind yourself that the other is more significant than you
Nobody ever found the right person anywhere. If you get into that kind of unrealistic mindset “I found the right person!” - oh, you will be soon disappointed.
When relationships are need-based, if what you need does not fulfill, you will start complaining and feeling bitter. If you eliminate this need within and you are a natural overflow of joy, you can have fabulous relationship with every kind of people
This is a dream of many people: unconditional love. There is no such thing - in every relationship, there are conditions.
You must enjoy every association and company that you seek, but you do not have to get stuck to anything
If you care for people around you, you must make yourself into a person they enjoy being with
You do not have a duty towards anyone or anything. If you have love and care, you will do what is needed
They say marriages are made in heaven. It is just that some people turn it into hell.
If you conduct your relationships responsibly, with love and care, they will go well
Don't write to make money, write to build relationships with like-minded people that you haven't yet met.
Watching TV side-by-side is not a relationship.
A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought - they must be earned.
Selfishness, lust, physical attraction, external beauty, financial lure in marriage, animal magnetism of the opposite sexes—these are the evil forces that misdirect a person from traveling in the right path that leads to the discovery of a proper soul companion
I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but... I promise you, the right man won't care.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
She dares me to pour myself out like a living waterfall. She dares me to enter the soul that is more than my own; she extinguishes fear in mere seconds. She lets light come through.
But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.
You can walk away and say "We don't need this." but something in your eyes says "We can beat this."
Don't be afraid. There's the two of us now.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
It's probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he's absolutely lethal.
"You'll stay with me?" "Until the very end"
He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time.
When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.
There are so many things that demand to be said. Where did you go? Do you ever think about me? You've ruined me. Are you okay? But of course, I can't say any of that.
Caring about someone isn't complicated. It isn't easy. But it isn't complicated, either. Kinda like lifting the engine block out of a car.
I delete the picture of him from my phone; I delete his number. I think that if I just delete him enough, it will be like none of it ever happened and my heart won't hurt so badly
Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it.
If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.
You're my flame in the dark. We chase away the shadows around each other.
I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.
"You promise." "I swear on the angel. The hell with that. I swear on us." "Why us?" "Because there isn't anything I believe in more."
I want to tell her how much she's become the center of my being. But I can't. The words won't come.
If I never see you again I will always carry you inside, outside on my fingertips and at brain edges and in centers, centers of what I am of what remains.
Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.
Sometimes talking to you is like talking to myself: pretty damned annoying.
Yes, it's a well-known fact about you: you're like death, you take everything.
misgivings, n.: "Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted us. "There are things I miss," you said. "But if I didn't have you, I'd miss more."