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Meaningful relationships are among the most precious gifts life can offer you. Here are 75 relationship quotes to cherish the ones you love.

Whether we’re talking about relationships based on romance, friendship, or kinship, having the support of others can help you cope with whatever you’re experiencing.

If we manage to surround ourselves with a few people with whom we keep healthy relationships, we’ll automatically be happier. Having people that we can count on and can trust us back makes us feel valued; loving and being loved makes us feel on top of the world.

Regardless of their nature, relationships are never easy — they require time, energy and sometimes compromise. But for the right person, all of these investments are worthwhile and whenever someone does the same for us, the least we can do is to show our appreciation. And because feelings can be tricky to put into words, we have handpicked some of the best relationship quotes for you.

Let us not fall into the cliché of appreciating someone only after they’re gone. Meaningful relationships are among the most precious gifts life can offer you, so hold onto them.

Powerful quotes about relationships and love

What is love? What isn’t? It turns out, it’s a lot of things but I think we can all agree that love feels good and that there is nothing else quite like it. Whether you’re in a long term, committed relationship or have only been out on a few dates, love is hard to put into words. Fortunately, for all of us, it’s been the study and inspiration of philosophers, writers, poets, and musicians for centuries — and many have been able to eloquently capture this most universal and elusive feeling in words. So much can be articulated in a good and simple quote, and if you’ve been searching for inspiration, these quotes about love are almost guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

AUDREY HEPBURN

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

LAO TZU (MORE LAO TZU QUOTES)

A successful relationship requires falling in love multiple times, but always with the same person.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

True love stories never have endings.

RICHARD BACH

Love is friendship that has caught fire.

ANN LANDERS

Fall in love with someone who makes you glad to be different.

SUE ZHAO

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

SAM KEEN

Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need.

MARGARET MEAD (MORE MARGARET MEAD QUOTES)

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.

LORETTA YOUNG

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

ARISTOTLE

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

EVA GABOR

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

GEORGE SAND

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

BRENÉ BROWN

Love is a flower you got to let it grow.

JOHN LENNON

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

EMILY KIMBROUGH

Do what you did in the beginning of the relationship and there won’t be an end.

ANTHONY ROBBINS

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

ANTHONY J. D’ANGELO

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

CARL JUNG (MORE CARL JUNG QUOTES)

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 COELHO

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

ELIZABETH GILBERT

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

ANDRE BRETON

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

GEORGE ELIOT (MORE GEORGE ELIOT QUOTES)

Relationships goals quotes that will help you set yours

Just like as individuals we should have our own life goals, our relationship goals are just as important to have, to keep things evolving in the right direction. Relationships require regular maintenance and checking-in to assess whether you’re still on the same wave length, and this is where relationship goals come in.

They are essentially a shared vision or experience that you aim for in your lives together. Looking to the future can feel a little scary, especially if you’re a fairly new couple, but discussing and establishing your relationship goals early on is one of the keys to a successful and long-lasting partnership. Not sure where to start? These quotes may help you identify your goals, so that you can build your dream relationship and life together.

In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.

ROBERT BRAULT

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.

ALEXANDRA PENNEY

We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.

CORNEL WEST

The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship.

HENRY CLOUD

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

EPICURUS

Three things I want in a relationship: Eyes that won’t cry, lips that won’t lie, and love that won’t die.

WIZ KHALIFA

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

B. R. AMBEDKAR

No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater.

SARAH DESSEN

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.

MIKE MURDOCK

Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.

BRENE BROWN

Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.

NICHOLAS SPARKS

A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.

GRETA SCACCHI

When you’re in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.

KEITH SWEAT

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

MARTIN LUTHER

The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.

NEALE DONALD WALSCH

The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are.

STEPHEN R. COVEY

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

YOKO ONO

To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.

DOMÉNICO CIERI ESTRADA

Funny relationship quotes to lighten up

What’s a relationship without a good belly laugh every now and then? I truly hope you get to laugh, a lot. They say laughter is the best medicine, right? Some things may not seem funny at first, but being able to laugh together, after the fact, will likely strengthen your bond and bring you closer.

Besides, let’s face it — there are a lot of ways that life (and love) can feel totally ridiculous at times, so we might as well make light of it all. Hopefully, for the sake of your relationship, you have a similar sense of humour! Here are some funny relationship quotes that’ll remind you to not take things too seriously, to have fun and most of all, laugh a little harder.

Love is sharing your popcorn.

CHARLES SCHULZ

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?

LILY TOMLIN

Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there. GEORGE BURNS

Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one.

FRAN LEBOWITZ

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

JOAN CRAWFORD

Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.

DOLLY PARTON

Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.

WILL FERRELL

I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

RITA RUDNER

Long distance relationships quotes

Long distance relationships (LDRs) can be incredibly challenging. All relationships have their ups and downs — add distance and time apart, LDRs can sometimes feel impossible to navigate. Thankfully, we live in the age of technology, and it’s never been easier to connect with loved ones, but it pales in comparison to the feeling of being in their physical presence. It can be hard to strike the right balance, but there are ways to make it work. 

Luckily, when the going gets tough, we can rely on the wisdom of those who’ve experienced the challenges of long distance relationships before us, to help get us through. Here are some LDR quotes that may bring you comfort or even offer you a fresh perspective if you’re looking for a boost.

I exist in two places, here and where you are. MARGARET ATWOOD

Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.

DEE KING

The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.

EDWARD THOMAS

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

WINNIE THE POOH (MORE WINNIE THE POOH QUOTES)

I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.

STEVE MARABOLI

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)

E.E CUMMINGS

Distance is not for the fearful; it’s for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love.

MEGHAN DAUM

When your absence is felt, your presence is the essence and it makes a difference.

MICHAEL BASSEY JOHNSON

Cute relationship quotes to warm your partner’s heart

A sweet and cute remark to demonstrate to your person what your relationship means to you can go a long way when you struggle to find the words. Saying “I love you” often is important, but it can feel overused, and there are other cute sayings that capture the magic just the same. Maybe your partner has been feeling down and out and could use a pick-me-up or maybe you need inspiration to craft the perfect birthday message – these heartwarming quotes will do the trick.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

DAVID VISCOTT

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

CHARLES SCHULZ

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

MARCEL PROUST (MORE MARCEL PROUST QUOTES)

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.

WINNIE THE POOH

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.

DR. SEUSS

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.

NICHOLAS SPARKS

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

OPRAH WINFREY

Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you, you know. Maybe you just need one person.

KERMIT THE FROG

Toxic relationships quotes to help you heal 

Recognizing and accepting that a relationship is or has become toxic isn’t a clear cut process, which can make it tricky to let go and move on from. Sometimes, the signs are obvious—like if there is any form of abuse present, while some red flags are harder to identify but can be just as damaging. An unhealthy relationship will likely leave you feeling drained and unhappy, which is usually the first indicator that something isn’t right. If you need a reminder that you deserve to be in a happy and healthy relationship, here are some quotes that can help let go of toxicity, an remind you that you’re not alone.

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.

OPRAH WINFREY (MORE OPRAH WINFREY QUOTES)

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.

ROBERT BRAULT

Forgiveness is a personal process that doesn’t depend on us having direct contact with the people who have hurt us.

SHARON SALZBERG

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?

NICHOLAS SPARKS

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

OSCAR WILDE

May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.

LALAH DELIA

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

STEVE MARABOLI

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.

ECKHART TOLLE