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Some of our favorite sayings about love

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Some of our favorite sayings about love

We've always loved quotes, and we know it can take a lot of searching online and in books to find wonderful ones.

That’s why we’ve personally curated a list of our favorite relationship quotes here and even turned them into easily shareable images for you. Whether it’s to include in your wedding, to insert in a sweet card to your beloved, to post on social media, or to keep on hand for inspiration, we hope they are helpful. Thanks so much to all of the individuals represented here for their beautiful words of wisdom. Enjoy!

Any time spent trying to find fault is one less moment experiencing connection.

The truest and deepest moments of loving connection are born out of your hearts not your heads.

Since positive energy truly is contagious, multiply your own joy by spreading it to someone else.

The more you let go of what isn’t, the more you can open to the love that is.

Love flows freely when you see each other’s best intentions.

Demands will disconnect you. Collaboration is what will connect you.

Your tone of voice carries a vibration that will directly impact how the receiver hears it. Be a transmitter of positive energy!

Emotional intimacy creates physical intimacy. Physical intimacy creates emotional intimacy. Nurture both.

It is only after we fall in love with the imperfect and whole person that we have found true love.

In your relationship, make efforts, not excuses.

Unhealed wounds from the PAST can be what’s really underneath your CURRENT conflict.

Spend moments being so fully present that your beloved feels as if there is nothing else and nobody else in the entire world but him or her.

Couples that laugh together last together.

What your beloved wants the most from you is likely the hardest for you to give and the very thing your relationship needs the most.

Next time you lash out at your beloved, check in to see what your relationship with yourself is like.

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Less distraction, more interaction.

If you and your beloved tend to the small challenges, you won’t need to create catastrophes to wake up to what needs your love and attention.

Make a powerful commitment to experiencing the best version of your partnership and to transforming everything that stands in the way of thriving in your love.

Our ego is a master at fooling us into thinking unimportant things are more important than loving each other, Love is Everything!

Even when you are miles away, hold hands in your hearts.

One of the most expensive things you will ever do as a couple is spend your priceless moments stuck in drama and power struggles.

In times of financial stress, make sure you nurture all the wonderful things that money could never buy. 

You are teammates standing side by side with the problem in front of you to solve. Don’t make the mistake of letting the problem come between you.

When you think someone is giving you a hard time, realize they must be having a hard time. 

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.

Stephanie Perkins

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

Lao Tzu

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.

E. B. White

If your arguments start gently, your relationship is far more likely to be stable and happy.

Dr. Gottman

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

Ganhdi

Forget fairy tales- the human tale is much more satisfying. We just have to learn how to get turned on by humanness.

Jeff Brown

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Intimacy…’into me I see’…Wow, that really woke me up! Could I find love by looking into myself?

Lisa Nichols

In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contoured, bent in weird ways and they’re still beautiful.

Alice Walker

My primary relationship is with myself- all others are mirrors of it.

Shakti Gawain

Love must be learned and learned again and again, there is no end to it.

Katherine Ann Porter

It’s the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it’s the little differences that make them interesting.

Todd Ruthman

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.

Miles Franklin

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Dalai Lama

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgement of others.

Wayne Dyer

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James

Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.

Bob Ross

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hahn

What counts in making a happy relationship is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.

Daniel Coleman

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.

MLK Jr.

A beautiful thing happens when we start paying attention to each other. It is by participating more in your relationship that you breathe life into it.

Steve Maraboli

When our masks and disguises fall away, real love can reveal itself.

Jeff Brown

No one can grow in the shade.

Leo Buscaglia

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Khalil Gibran

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

Simone Weil

Be sure it’s your real self you’re showing, because it is your real self that needs to be loved.

Daphne Rose Kingma

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.

Anthony Robbins

Women stop talking when they don’t trust they will be fully heard.

John Gray

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.

Donald Miller

The first step towards inner peace is to decide to give love, not receive it.

Bernie S. Siegel

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

There is a secret love hiding in each problem.

James Hillman

When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding all of the mysteries.

Paulo Coelho

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

Marcel Proust

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.

Robert Brault

Do not find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

…love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you.

Dodinsky

We rise by lifting others.

Robert Ingersoll

Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let it go. People are constantly changing and growing.

Brian L. Weiss

Even after all these years, the sun doesn’t say ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. The whole world lights up.

Hafiz

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emmerson

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.

Sue Monk Kidd

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Ghandi

Love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, boredom. Relationships fail not because we have stopped loving but because we first stopped imagining.

James Hillman

Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone- and finding that that’s ok with them.

Alain de Bottom

In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up.

Tom Brokaw

Never allow your ego to diminish your ability to listen.

Gary Hopkins

Love doesn’t erase the past, but it makes the future different.

Gary Chapman

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.

Eartha Kitt

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Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.

David Richo

Optimists see problems, but, unlike pessimists, they think they can do something about them.

Martin Seligman

Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.

H. Dean Rutherford

The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.

Fawn Weaver

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

The aim of an argument or a discussion should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

Jess C. Scott

We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.

Joyce Meyer

The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is giving just a little extra every day…

Fawn Weaver

Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.

B K S Iyengar

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.

Dale Carnegie

When you walk a life of honesty, you live a life of truth.

Therese Benedict

Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment.

Deepak Chopra

Our mistakes and regrets are not barriers to becoming who we can be; they are a necessary ingredient.

David Schnarch

In your light, learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Rumi

The vulnerability paradox: It’s the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I want you to see in me.

Brene Brown

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

Kent M. Keith

Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. You posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.

David Deida

If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be better than what you are.

Master Shifu

Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, 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

We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.

James R. Ball

Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.

Hafiz

All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.

Marshall Rosenberg

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

Nobody else has to be “wrong” in order for you to feel in your heart that something is “right” for you.

Bret and Christine Eartheart

There is nothing more beautiful than a vulnerable heart in open hands.

Amanda Mosher

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

It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast

You don’t have to agree with each other in order to fully hear and empathize with each other.

Bret and Christine Eartheart

Do the kind of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.

Marie Schwartz

Relationships are mysterious. We doubt the positive qualities in others, seldom the neative. You will say to your partner: do you really love me? Are you sure you love me? You will ask this a dozen times and drive the person nuts. But you never ask: are you really mad at me? Are you sure you’re angry? When someone is angry, you don’t doubt it for a moment. Yet the reverse should be true. We should doubt the negative in life, and have faith in the positive.

Christopher Pike

There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like. In business, people have to negotiate to win. They negotiate to get what they want. Maybe you’re too used to that. Love is different. Love is when you are as concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.

Marie Schwartz

When you look upon another human being and feel great love toward them, or when you contemplate beauty in nature and something within you responds deeply to it, close your eyes for a moment and feel the essence of that love or that beauty within you, inseparable from who you are, your true nature. The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will.

Eckhart Tolle

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When you crave more love from someone else, first make sure you are fully giving it to yourself.

Bret and Christine Eartheart

Behind every complaint is a deep personal longing.

Dr. John Gottman

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

Tony Robbins

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love does not put everything at rest; it puts everything in motion. Love does not end all risk; it accepts every risk which is necessary for its work. Love does not resolve every conflict; it accepts conflict as the arena in which the work of live is to be done.

Daniel Day Williams

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality. the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.

Anthony Robins

Your partner needs you to be a safe person. You can’t be safe AND negative.

Harville Hendrix

We are injured & hurt emotionally- not so much by other people or what they say or don’t say- but by our own attitude and our own response.

Maxwell Maltz

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

Ursula L. LeGuin

Your words have great power. Use them to support and inspire.

Karen Salmansohn

Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

William James

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving… and that’s your own self.

Aldous Huxley

You got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra

We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.

Alexandra Elle

The number one goal in resolving a conflict is to make sure both sides maintain their self-esteem.

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