45 Quotes That Will Motivate Your Relationships

Updated: Aug 1, 2021
By Ajibike Maryam Olaitan
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What makes life complete is the relationships we make and keep, we tend to learn, make mistakes and grow through them. But truth be told, relationships are not easy, they require a lot of hard work. Be it a relationship with friends, a loved one, a family, you have to put in so much work to make it work and last. Relationships are also not smooth, it gets bumpy with time, but your ability to remind yourselves why you are together will keep you back on track. Due to the fact that constant motivation is needed in any relationship, I have put together relationship quotes to motivate your relationships, by individuals who are vaster in this area and who have walked the face of the earth more than I have.

1. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not burn until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Anais Nur

2. A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart. 

Leo F. Buscaglia

3. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. 

Walter Winchell

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

Carl Jung

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

Donald Miller

6. Assumptions are the termites of relationships. 

Henry Winkler

7. Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold unto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively and the relationship slips away and is lost.

Kaleel Jamison

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

Miles Franklin

9. When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. 

Victor Hugo

10. Some think love can be measured by the number of butterflies in their tummy, others think love can be measured in bunches of flower, or by using the word ‘forever. But love can only be 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

11. When you are truly in love, you will never have anything to hide.


12. Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship to get something; they are 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 where you go to give, and not a place that you got o take.

Anthony Robbins

13. The beginning of love is the will to let those we love to be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

Thomas Merton

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

Joyce Meyer

15. The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. 

Dale Carnegie

16. Lots of people want 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

17. You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world that lives in you.

 Frederick Buechner

18. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by friends we choose.

 Tennessee Williams

19. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. 

Dale Carnegie

20. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. 

Donna Roberts

21. Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. 

Wayne Dyer

22. Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

23. Communication is key in any relationship but understanding is the whole door. You wouldn’t need the key if the door is not there. 

Timi Dakolo

24. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. 

Mignon McLaughlin

25. To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. 

Criss Jami

26. Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. 

Hugh Mackay

27. Love is a two-way street constantly under construction. 

Carroll Bryant

28. Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.

Megan Mullaly

29. We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into the mutually satisfying weirdness and call it love-true love. 

Robert Fulghum

30 Communication is the proof of life in any relationship. In spicing up your relationship, you need to prioritize communication and giving attention. 

Godman Akinlabi

31. The biggest difference trust makes in any relationship and not just an intimate one is that you can relax, be open, be yourself.

Mira Kirshenbaum

32. Forgiveness is essential for every kind of relationship. 

Barbara J. Hunt

33. When you are focused on your partner’s good qualities and show them the same kindness, warmth, respect and generosity of spirit that you would your best friend, your relationship has the greatest chance of not just surviving but thriving into its later years.

Sophie Winters

34. Working through conflict, we maintain and build a strong but flexible, honest but loving connection in our relationship.

Aaron F. Steinberg 

35. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. 

Sam Keen

36. Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle; love is a war; love is a growing up. 

James Baldwin

37. 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

38. Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you. 

Walter Winchell

39. In a relationship, each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.

 Taylor Swift

40. Learn to be quiet, enough to hear the genuine in yourself. So that you can hear it in others. 

Marian Wright Edelman

41. Love is an endless act of forgiveness. Forgiveness is me giving up the right to hurt you for hurting me. 


42. Well, it seems to me that the best relationships-the ones that last are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with. 

Gillian Anderson

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

Alexander Penny

44. 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

45. He’s not perfect. You aren’t either and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold unto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had, because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you. 

Bob Marley


This last quote is by far my favourite quote and I made it come last on the list because you might scroll to the end and I want you to get a quote that says it all. A relationship quotes to motivate your relationship, by helping you find perfect in imperfect. 

There are a lot of relationship quotes to motivate your relationships, quotes to help you stay strong when it all seems like it will crumble. In fact, that tete-a-tete you just had with your little sister or brother surprisingly can serve as a relationship quotes to motivate you.

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