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Empowering Relationship Quotes
Some relationships test you, some bless you, some crush your heart.
And I’ve experienced it all. Blessed, tested and heartbroken.
I’ve found myself bolting out of a grocery store because grief overwhelmed me. I’ve managed to sit brooding, staring into space for hours on end feeling hopeless and powerless.
But I’ve also had a heart so filled with love for another that I felt I might float away on a cloud of happiness.
Whatever your current relationship status; be it with a dear friend, or you’re struggling with rekindling a love that once was, relationships are the heart and soul of our life here on earth.
Okay – so why do so many relationships have to fizzle out?
What do we have to do to have our relationships stand the test of time?
If you have no clue as to what your next step will be, or even if you and your significant other are in a great place, my hope is that these words touch your heart and spirit and empower you to experience great love in life.
Let’s get started with 60 of the most empowering, inspiring, uplifting and supportive quotes on relationships. Be they with friends, significant others or family near and far.
Empowering Relationship Quotes – Friendship
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.Khalil Gibran
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.Elisabeth Fole
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.Tennessee Williams
Love is a friendship set to music.Joseph Campbell
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.Anais Nin
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.Arnold H. Glasgow
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.Jane Austen
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.Barbara De Angelis
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.Walter Winchell
The best mirror is an old friend.George Herbert
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
A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.Sarah Valdez
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.Bernard Meltzer
Stick to the basics: Hold on to your family and friends—they will never go out of fashion.Niki Taylor
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.Donald Miller
No road is long with good company.Turkish Proverb
Empowering Relationship Quotes – Inspirational
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.Antoine de Saint-Expiry
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.Sophocles
If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.David (Hugh Grant), from Love, Actually
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.Vincent Van Gogh
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.Elizabeth Gilbert
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.Marcel Proust
Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.Oscar Wilde
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
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.Joseph Fort Newton
Nobody has ever measured – not even poets – how much love the human heart can hold.Zelda Fitzgerald
We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.Joyce Meyer
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.Robert Louis Stevenson
Love is like the wind. You can’t see it, but you can feel it.Nicholas Sparks, from A Walk to Remember
Don’t try to be something to everyone. Be everything to someone.Anonymous
Deep in your wounds are seeds, waiting to grow beautiful flowers.
If you’d like more on leaving your past behind you, when it doesn’t seem like an easy thing to do then check out this post with quotes for moving on or more generally this one for transforming your life.
Empowering Relationship Quotes – Spiritual
The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.Marcus Aurelius
What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.Rumi
Where there is great love there are always miracles.Willa Cather
For some people, the point of no return begins at the very moment their souls become aware of each others existence.JoyBell C.
Your giving and searching for ways to give is love in action. This is the evidence of Spirit at work.Marshall Vian Summers
If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.Rumi
To see the universal and all pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must be able to love the meanest of all creation as oneself.Mahatma Gandhi
The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.Rabindranath Tagore
The real meaning of detached love is to let others exist without forcing our will upon them. That is spiritual love.Harold Klemp
It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.Jiddu Krishnamurti
You give but little when you give of your possession. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.Khalil Gibran
When there is love in your heart, everything outside of you also becomes lovable.Veeresh
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.Ursula K. Le Guin
The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.Deepak Chopra
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.Jiddu Krishnamurti
Empowering Relationship Quotes – Encouragment
People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.Marianne Williamson
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
Happy ever after is not a fairy tale – it’s a choice.Fawn Weaver
I’m not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it.Art Williams
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.Albert Schweitzer
Whether it is a friendship or a relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing.Unknown
When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.Miles Franklin
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.Anthony J. D’Angelo
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
Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.Carroll Bryant
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.Oscar Wilde
The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best, but still loves and accepts you at your worst.Unknown
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
In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.Robert Brault
What is your favorite quote on relationships?
Feel free to tell us which quote you love best in this article or one that’s been meaningful in your life in the comments section below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Encourage one another.