Family, Friendship, Romance: 60 of the Best Relationship Quotes

It can be hard to find the right words to describe your relationship, whether it’s a family relationship, a friendship or a romantic relationship. We’ve rounded up the best ones for you to try and capture the meaning of these priceless relationships:

Quotes about friendship:

  1. "To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship." \—Doménico Cieri Estrada
  2. "To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with." \—Mark Twain
  3. “We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” — Joyce Meyer
  4. “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
  5. “Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine in yourself, so that you can hear it in others.”— Marian Wright Edelman
  6. “Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.”— Audre Lorde
  7. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey
  8. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” — Solange
  9. “We cannot really love anyone with whom we never laugh.” — Agnes Repplier
  10. "Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person." — Gloria Steinem
  11. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” - Misty Copeland
  12. “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” - Maya Angelou
  13. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” - Helen Keller
  15. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” - Jane Austen
  16. “If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?” - Meghan Markle
  17. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” - Arnold H. Glasgow
  19. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” - Socrates
  20. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” - Elizabeth Foley

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Quotes about family:

  1. "Nobody has ever measured—not even poets—how much love the human heart can hold." - Zelda Fitzgerald
  2. “I sustain myself with the love of family” - Maya Angelou
  3. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” - Leo Tolstoy
  4. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” - Mother Teresa
  5. “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” - Elizabeth Berg
  6. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.” - Winston Churchill
  7. “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.” - Paul Pearsall
  8. “In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future.” - Alex Haley
  9. “Family is the most important thing in the world” Princess Diana
  10. “The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.” - Walt Disney
  11. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” - Anthony Brandt
  12. “Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” - Mitch Albom
  13. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.” - Richard Bach
  14. “You don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them.” - Desmond Tutu
  15. “The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing.” - Maxime Lagacé
  16. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” -Denis Waitley
  17. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” George Bernard Shaw
  18. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” Lee Lacocca
  19. “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.” - C.S. Lewis
  20. “The family is the nucleus of civilization.” - Will Durant
  21. “If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Relationship quotes:

  1. "At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." —Plato
  2. "Love is a game that two can play and both can win." —Eva Gabor
  3. “Love doesn't make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” - Franklin P. Jones
  4. "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. "Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."—Anais Nin
  6. "Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect."—Patrick Rothfuss
  7. “Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.”—Carroll Bryant
  8. “We are most alive when we're in love.”—John Updike
  9. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." —Aristotle
  10. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." \—Helen Keller
  11. "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." —Maya Angelou
  12. "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."—Mignon McLaughlin
  13. "My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and the courage to accept the love in return." – Maya Angelou
  14. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." – Lao-Tzu
  15. "It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment." – Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  16. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coehlo
  17. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. “Love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best.” — Gabriela Mistral
  19. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” — James Baldwin
  20. "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close." — Pablo Neruda
  21. “Love is the absence of judgment.” — The 14th Dalai Lama

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