It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.
Simone de Beauvoir
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.
Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.
A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them - they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
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.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.
Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
People change and forget to tell each other.
I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover.
Ninon de L'Enclos
We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Barbara De Angelis
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant H. McGill
Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.