Relationship Quotes to Inspire and Make You Smile

I love discovering a new quote, or rediscovering an old one, that’s so pithy, funny, wise or inspirational it makes me stop and think or smile. I thought it would be fun to take a break from some of the headier relationship topics and share some of my favorites:

“Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.” — Ann Landers

“No partner in a love relationship… should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.” — May Sarton

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” —Henry Winkler

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart, or you can focus on what’s keeping you together.” —Unknown

“I don’t think it’s necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.” —Anjelica Huston

“The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.”  —Robert Brault

“Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.” —Lauryn Hill

“The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds—they mature slowly.”  —Peter De Vries

“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.”  —George Levinger

A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them— they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship. —Rainer Maria Rilke

“It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” —Anthony Storr

“To talk about a relationship trivializes something that’s nobody’s business.” —Jennifer Aniston

“Marriage may be made in heaven, but the maintenance must be done on earth.” —Unknown

successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” —Mignon McLaughlin

“Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.”
— Joseph Barth

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” —Unknown

“If I get married, I want to be very married.” — Audrey Hepburn

Very best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season!

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