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A list of the best relationships quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous relationships quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic relationships quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational relationships quotes from that same writer.

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A relationship, I think, is li... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark. Woody Allen

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In matters of truth and justic... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. Albert Einstein

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My attachment has neither the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
My attachment has neither the blindness of the beginning, nor the microscopic accuracy of the close of such liaisons. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Treasure your relationships, n... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. Anthony J. D'Angelo

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The thing that's between us is... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The thing that's between us is fascination, and the fascination resides in our being alike. Whether you're a man or a woman, the fascination resides in finding out that we're alike. Marguerite Duras

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Relationships based on obligat... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. Wayne Dyer

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We are never more discontented... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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Relationships are the hallmark... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person. Brian Tracy

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The only way of knowing a pers... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope. Walter Benjamin

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Do good to your friends to kee... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. Benjamin Franklin

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I want to be the white man's b... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law. Martin Luther King^! Jr.

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The formula for achieving a su... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. Quentin Crisp

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The quality of your life is th... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. Tony Robbins

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When people are like each othe... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
When people are like each other they tend to like each other. Tony Robbins

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Today we are faced with the pr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
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

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Surely there must be some way ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Surely there must be some way to find a husband or, for that matter, merely an escort, without sacrificing one's privacy, self-respect, and interior decorating scheme. For example, men could be imported from the developing countries, many parts of which are suffering from a man excess, at least in relation to local food supply. Barbara Ehrenreich

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Nowadays love is a matter of c... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course. Helen Rowland

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Almost all of our sorrows spri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

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You must go to bed with friend... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference in beauty or desire. W. H. Auden

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The intense happiness of our u... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions. George Eliot

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Now the whole dizzying and del... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP. Julie Burchill

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People must be taken as they a... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them. Edmund Burke

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We can never establish with ce... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotions -- love, antipathy, charity, or malice -- and what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals. Milan Kundera

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One can find women who have ne... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Human relationships always hel... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future --and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people. Albert Camus

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I want relations which are not... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
I want relations which are not purely personal, based on purely personal qualities; but relations based upon some unanimous accord in truth or belief, and a harmony of purpose, rather than of personality. I am weary of personality. Let us be easy and impersonal, not forever fingering over our own souls, and the souls of our acquaintances, but trying to create a new life, a new common life, a new complete tree of life from the roots that are within us. D. H. Lawrence

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In the mythic schema of all re... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of. Angela Carter

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There is no substitute for the... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship. Iris Murdoch

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The Inside-Out approach to per... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The Inside-Out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self -- with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves recedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves. Stephen Covey

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If we are a metaphor of the un... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. Octavio Paz

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The most important ingredient ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence. Stephen Covey

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I present myself to you in a f... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you. Luigi Pirandello

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The bonds that unite another p... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind. Marcel Proust

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It is explained that all relat... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough. Quentin Crisp

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Some of the biggest challenges... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Relationships
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. Tony Robbins