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Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. Washington Irving
I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys. It's easier to trust men sometimes. I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust. Paris Hilton
God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends. Addison Mizner
There is not love where there is no will. Indira Gandhi
To marry unequally is to suffer equally. Henri Frederic Amiel
A grandchild is a miracle, but a renewed relationship with your own children is even a greater one. T. Berry Brazelton
Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love. Jack Nicholson
A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor. Lady Bird Johnson
I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire? Zsa Zsa Gabor
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The one who loves the least, controls the relationship. Robert Anthony
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn
It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them. Anthony Storr
I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage. Halle Berry
My wife and I have been together since 1986. I graduated in '86 and she graduated in '88. We began dating when she was 17. Actually she turned 18 when we started kissing and stuff. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. Simone de Beauvoir
When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them. Ramakrishna
There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it. Max Lucado
You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete. Keith Sweat
You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens. Kirsten Dunst
We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous. Maya Angelou
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. Denis Waitley
I believe everyone has a soul mate that they can spend the rest of their life together. Ryan Lochte
It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week. Laurence J. Peter
Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. Remy de Gourmont
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. Barbara de Angelis
I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. Shirley MacLaine
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. David Rockefeller
You are not alone with a guy until you are a proper age. You don't go to certain levels with men until you are married or you have a certain relationship. Daisy Fuentes
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. Marcus Aurelius
Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you. Mike Murdock
If you're married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife 'I love her' the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? And that's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. Tim Tebow
Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Every relationship I've been in, I've overwhelmed the girl. They just can't handle all the love. Justin Timberlake
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours. Charles Caleb Colton
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Benjamin Disraeli
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. Marlene Dietrich
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love. Leo Tolstoy
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley
People change and forget to tell each other. Lillian Hellman
I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age. Michael Caine
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. Richard Bach
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. Eleanor Roosevelt
In a relationship you have to open yourself up. Neil LaBute
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. Wayne Dyer
You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot. Victoria Pratt
I don't even like to use the word relationship. I don't know what it means. Ron Silver
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were. Richard Bach
I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck. Anjelica Huston
Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. Douglas Coupland
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. Maya Angelou
Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half? Jean Giraudoux
If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I'm a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation. Katherine Jenkins
God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are. Billy Graham
It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy. Hedy Lamarr
So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect. Ellen DeGeneres
In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up. Taylor Swift
The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband. Honore de Balzac
I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single. Penelope Cruz
I love my mom. My mom loves me. We don't have an easy relationship. I don't think we ever will, but I'd rather have a complicated, misunderstood relationship than have no relationship at all. Tori Spelling
History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated. Johan Huizinga
We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics. Joyce Meyer
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. Chanakya
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Khalil Gibran
Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with. Oliver Hudson
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. Thomas Merton
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. Victor Hugo
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
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. Keanu Reeves
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 'for ever.' 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
Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling. Joyce Brothers
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato
Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. Hugh Mackay
When you start falling for somebody and you can't stop thinking about when you're going to see them again, I love that. Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected. Orlando Bloom
They do not love that do not show their love. William Shakespeare
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. Leo Buscaglia
Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship. Dave Barry
My husband and I have known each other since kindergarten. I had a crush on him in school, but we never dated. Then we saw each other again after high school, and there was something instantly familiar about him. I'm a very shy person and was very closed off. But he allowed me to be myself. And there's a safety in that. Alison Sweeney
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. Hermann Hesse
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. Rita Rudner
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy. Groucho Marx
I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people. Jasmine Guy
We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara de Angelis
I think it's healthy for couples to be away from each other for short periods. Liv Tyler
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. Leo Buscaglia
It is always the same: women bedeck themselves with jewels and furs, and men with wit and quotations. Maurice Chevalier
That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment. Richard Schickel
I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. Humphrey Bogart
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. Graham Greene
I think it matters whether someone has a good heart. Elon Musk
We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh. Agnes Repplier
You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you'd experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it. Taylor Swift
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. Washington Irving
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate. Robert Louis Stevenson
Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love. Mortimer Adler
Women won't let me stay single and I won't let me stay married. Errol Flynn
I'm 31 now. I think I'm beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means. Adam Sandler
I can't even find someone for a platonic relationship, much less the kind where someone wants to see me naked. Gilbert Gottfried
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends. B. R. Ambedkar
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. Rollo May
Being flirty is a way of letting a guy know you're interested without making a fool out of yourself. Carmen Electra
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour. Tom Hanks
I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead: they don't talk back, they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives. Ron Chernow
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable. Joyce Brothers
Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs. Marianne Faithfull
The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one. Joan Baez
My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point... Or ever, by the way. Mitt Romney
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship. Lord Byron
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. Mother Teresa
I was in a relationship with a girl I loved for three years. Where do you go after three years? Then you've got to start thinking about other things, and I'm too young to think about those things. Shia LaBeouf
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. Lewis B. Smedes
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Bryant H. McGill
I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with. Sara Paretsky
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Wayne Dyer
It's nice to be with someone, but I don't think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad. Kristin Davis
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Barbara de Angelis
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
Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values. Ralph Ellison
Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them. Dorothy Day
A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust. Beau Mirchoff
A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment. Greta Scacchi
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
The heart is forever inexperienced. Henry David Thoreau
I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together. Julia Roberts
Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near. Helen Rowland
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. William Shakespeare
Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul. Mahatma Gandhi
No partner in a love relationship... should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable. May Sarton
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. Rabindranath Tagore
For the most part, that message hasn't changed a lot over the years - love is still love, and heartbreak is still heartbreak. Casey Kasem
Be honest, brutally honest. That is what's going to maintain relationships. Lauryn Hill
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. W. H. Auden
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. Anthony J. D'Angelo
The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. Brendan Behan
Who cares about the clouds when we're together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather. Dale Evans
Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There's always something. Will Cuppy
I honestly believe you can never tell if a relationship is going to last. In my own marriage, which is going on 14 years, I don't think of it as 'I'm going to be with this person forever.' Instead, I think of more like, 'I'll probably be with this person for the next six weeks. Then I'll re-evaluate.' Michael Ian Black
Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences. Andre Maurois
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe. Homer
I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does. Grace Kelly
A relationship isn't going to make me survive. It's the cherry on top. Jennifer Aniston
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. Friedrich Nietzsche
When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box. Anne Rice
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself. H. L. Mencken
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. Pietro Aretino
When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships. Andy Warhol
Do you know that other than my father, I've never had a man take care of me? Dionne Warwick
Men and women have strengths that complement each other. Edwin Louis Cole
Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry Winkler
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby. Natalie Wood
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. Oscar Wilde
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. Oscar Wilde
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. Oscar Wilde
People are so fearful about opening themselves up. All you want to do is to be able to connect with other people. When you connect with other people, you connect with something in yourself. It makes you feel happy. And yet it's so scary - it makes people feel vulnerable and unsafe. Toni Collette
Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you. Walter Winchell
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward
My role is not to be the President’s friend….When I am no longer the Chief of Staff, I expect to be the President’s friend. Andrew Card
I have to give him and I have to have 100 percent of his confidence…. If I do not have his confidence, someone else should be chief of staff. Andrew Card
War is the most serious of the complicated relationships of humankind. Christiane Amanpour
Much of the relationship between the peoples of two countries has nothing to do with treaties or pieces of paper exchanged by people like me. David Manning
Ours has become a culture more concerned with developing personal relationships than wrestling with ideas and innovations that shape the future.... [O]pportunities will arise from control of knowledge. Clifford Adelman
I’d say that my relationship with the Governor is about as good as that of anybody else in Sacramento. Cruz Bustamante
I have differences with every single human being I know, but that difference shouldn’t define our relationship. James Clyburn
There is not always a commanding relationship between the way an artist votes and any particular work he writes. Albert Maltz
People should be free to enter into any type of human relationship that they want. Dick Cheney
Our culture needs a sexual ethic focused on personal relationships and social justice rather than particular sexual acts Justice & Healing Religious Institute on Sexual Morality
We are one species, one people. Every individual on this earth is a member of 'homo sapiens sapiens,' and the geographical variations we see among peoples are simply biological nuances on the basic theme. Richard Leakey
The fighting in Iraq has clearly demonstrated the strength of the bond between America and the Shiite heretics Nasir Al-Umar
Commercial interests survive longer than strategic interests. When countries do business together, they stay together. Bandar Bin Sultan
The relationship between the press and the president is always inherently bad; it's never good. Stewart Alsop
Human relationships are at the core of political success. Doris Kearns Goodwin
The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention. Kevin Kelly
My own adhesion to the Suffrage Cause was given largely because I saw that only through political equality may we hope to see established a true understanding and a happier relationship between the sexes. Elizabeth Robins; C. E. Raimond
Drunkenness was extremely common… It seemed for many the only refuge from depression and misery. The effect of drunkenness upon the ordinary relationship of husband and wife, parents and children, was disastrous. Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
Citizenship is not a transaction where you put your taxes in and take your services out. It is a relationship. David Cameron
I never had a real conversation with my father. Ron Reagan
If the ideas of any particular man are determined by his environment, then the ideas of humanity, in their historical development, are determined by the development of the social environment, by the history of social relationships. Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov
One class did not overthrow another; the poor did not supplant the rich. But social relationships—the way people were connected one to another—were changed and decisively so. Gordon S. Wood
For a relationship between two countries to be sustainable, it must be mutually beneficial. Kofi Annan
In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions and interests dictate. Ayn Rand
Like another great mind of his time, Albert Einstein, Keynes had a preternatural ability to see relationships between complex phenomena entirely differently than generations of experts before him. Benn Steil
The associations inside the group become more important than those outside. Slade Gorton
YOU AND I AT WAR. CAN ABSURDITY GO NO FURTHER, MY FRIENDLIEST WISHES GO WITH YOU UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. George Bernard Shaw
I live on civil terms with Mr. Adams but not on intimate ones. Benjamin Franklin
Each law enforcement agency has a culture that has been shaped by the men and women who have served in these agencies, the agencies’ past and present leaders, and the events the agencies and officers have responded to over the years. These cultures often represent the finest aspects of policing—duty, loyalty, service, and bravery. However, there are other cultural elements that can be problematic and undercut an agency’s relationship with the citizens it serves and weaken the strength of the vital community-police partnership. These elements can include a resistance to change; an insular perspective; a lack of accountability; and the adoption of an “us versus them” mentality in community-police relationships. Terrence M. Cunningham,
Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love. A. A. Milne
It’s really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people. Axl Rose