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"If we could look into each other's hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care."<br>
- <i>Marvin J. Ashton</i>

"A friend is, as it were, a second self."<br>
- <i>Cicero</i>

"To love is to commune with another person and to discover in him or her a divine spark."<br>
- <i>Paulo Coelho</i>

"When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough."<br>
- <i>Maurice Maeterlinck</i>

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."<br>
- <i>Bertrand Russell</i>

"The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters."<br>
- <i>Sir Harold George Nicolson</i>

"Remember, there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."<br>
- <i>Scott Adams</i>

"We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them."<br>
- <i>Thucydides</i>

"We never know how far reaching something we may think, say, or do today will effect the lives of millions tomorrow."<br>
- <i>Dr. B. J. Palmer</i>

"Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness."<br>
- <i>Marianne Williamson</i>

"He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestow should never remember it."<br>
- <i>Pierre Charron</i>

"True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway."<br>
- <i>Edna Buchanan</i>

"Class is how you treat people who can do nothing for you."<br>
- <i>Geof Greenleaf</i>

"Males and females have never seemed to fully understand each other. It will probably continue this way, but I think that's part of the magic of it all."<br>
- <i>Scott Bairstow</i>

"I no longer have space in my life for those who criticize, condemn, or complain.  I choose instead to surround myself with people who inspire me to raise my own standards."
- Graham R. White

"The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy."
- Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
- Joyce Brothers

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"The best relationship is when you two can act like lovers and best friends at the same time. It's when you have more playful moments than serious moments. It's when you can joke around, have unexpected hugs, and random stolen kisses. It's when you two give each other that specific stare and just smile. It's when you'll rather chill inside to watch movies, eat junk food, and cuddle than go out all the time. It's when you'll stay up all night just to settle your arguments and problems. It's when you can completely act yourself and they can still love you for who you are."
- Unknown Author

"Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success."
- Og Mandino

"Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord."
- W. T. Ussery

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity
- Kahlil Gibran

"One forgives to the degree that one loves."
- La Rochefoucauld

"Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception - do not confuse them with “facts” or “truth”. Wars have been fought and millions have been killed because of the inability of [people] to understand the idea that EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint."
- John Moore

"To live without loving is not really to live."
- Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."
- Henry David Thoreau

"I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band 'Be kind to one another.' This is the Golden Rule of Marriage and the secret of making love last through the years."
- Randolph Ray

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
- Charles Dickens

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
- Albert Pike

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with a friendship."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"After the verb 'to Love', 'to Help' is the most beautiful verb in the world."
- Bertha von Suttner

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."
- William Arthur Ward

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The course of true love was never easy."
- William Shakespeare

"You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself."
- Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

"We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence."
- Cornel West

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
- Victor Borge

"The bonds that link your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
- Richard Bach

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
- Victor Hugo

"Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out."
- Nick Richardson

"Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to."
- Arnold H. Glasgow

"To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
Whenever you're right, shut up."
- Ogden Nash

"Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed."
- Jim Rohn

"A friend is what the heart needs all the time."
- Henry Van Dyke

"I can live two months on a good compliment."
- Mark Twain

"A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view."
- Wilma Askinas

"He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself."
- George Herbert

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."
- Harry S. Truman

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
- Mao Zedong

"Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives."
- Lawana Blackwell

"To love and win is the best thing, to love and lose, the next best."
- William Makepeace Thackeray

"Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past."
- Jack Kornfield

"It takes a great [person] to be a good listener."
-Calvin Coolidge

"Love demands infinitely less than friendship."
- George Jean Nathan

"When you tell the truth, people listen."
- Jose Raul Bernardo

"Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love."
- Lao Tzu

"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give."
- P. D. James

"Happiness isn't the easiest thing to find, but one place you're guaranteed to find it is in a friend's smile."
- Allison Poler

"A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity."
- Robert Hall

"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice."
- Nora Roberts

"Friendship is not necessary, like philosophy, like art...it has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
- Clive Staples Lewis

"Love is what we call the situation which occurs when two people who are sexually compatible discover that they can also tolerate one another in various other circumstances."
- Marc Maihueird

"Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters."
- Anne Frank

"There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves."
- Albert Guinon

"Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve."
- Roger Lewin

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

"See the good in people and help them."
- Mahatma Ghandi

"Marriage is like a dollar bill. You cannot spend half of it when you tear it in two. The value of one half depends upon the other."
- Joe Moore

"There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage."
- Martin Luther

"Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind."
- Henri Frederic Amiel

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
- Robert Louis Stephenson

"There are people we meet in life that make everything seem magical… cherish them."
- Unknown Author

"Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Never overestimate your power to change others."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Goodness is easier to recognize than to define."
- Wystan Hugh Auden

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"A friend is what the heart needs all the time."
- Henry Van Dyke

"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important."
- Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

"People who know the least always argue the most."
- Author Unknown

"When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself."
- Nancy Friday

"Friendship demands attention."
- Sir Thomas More

"Love is like the wind - you can't see it, but you can feel it."
- Nicholas Sparks

"Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved."
- Jane Goodall

"Children need models more than they need critics."
- Jeseph Joubert

"Why don't we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to them, 'You are unique... you have the capacity for anything. You are a marvel'."
- Charles Handy

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
- Charles R. Swindoll

"No persons are more frequently wrong than those who will not admit they are wrong."
- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
- Julian Weber Gordon

"Remember: courage, unused, diminishes. Commitment, unexercised, wanes. Love, unshared, dissipates."
- Anthony Robbins

"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
- George Bernard Shaw

"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror."
- Ken Keys

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
- William James

"The giving of love is an education in itself."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"The couples that are 'meant to be' are the ones who go through everything that’s designed to tear them apart and come out even stronger."
- Unknown Author

"You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note."
- Doug Floyd

"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive."
- Orlando A. Battista

"Love the giver more than the gift."
- Brigham Young

"Concern for a friend's happiness will enhance your own."
- Anonymous

"A friend is someone who makes me feel totally acceptable."
- Ene Riisna

"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
- Carl W. Buechner

"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it."
- Frank Howard Clark

“A passion for life is one of the most attractive qualities in a human being. If you want a teammate or a life mate who loves to be around you, all you need to do is love to be around.”
- Denis Waitley

"Love rules without rules."
-Italian Proverb

"Where there are friends, there is wealth."
- Plautus, Titus Maccius

"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open."
- Elmer G. Letterman

"Even the best of friends need time apart."
- Mark Heath

"To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person."
- Bruce Lee

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”
- William Arthur Ward

“Living with integrity means...not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships; asking for what you want and need from others; speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension; behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values; making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
- Barbara De Angelis

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love is friendship set on fire."
- Jeremy Taylor

"We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly."
- Mark Twain

"People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves."
- Aesop

"A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight, and walks with you in the shadows."
- Unknown

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion."
- Dale Carnegie

"There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can solve separately."
- Lyndon B Johnson

"A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years."
- Rupert Brooke

"Our job is not to straighten each other out, but to help each other up."
- Neva Cole

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

"If we are going to be happy and have any chance at growing then we must learn how to forgive others ... and ourselves."
- Yehuda Berg

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."
- Richard Bach

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
- Angela Schwindt

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."
- Cardinal Mermillod

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
- Charles Dickens

"The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you."
- Anita Roddick

"Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us."
- Jean De La Bruyere

"Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."
- Ann Landers

"Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough."
- Dinah Shore

"Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself."
- Henry James

"There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love."
- Shmuley Boteach

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.”
- Ethel Percy Andrus

"Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships."
- Brian Tracy

"When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom."
- John Gray

"All conflict comes from attachment."
- Anthony de Mello

"Relationships are like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write. So write it carefully & never let it burn!"
- Unknown

"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give."
- P. D. James

"I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies."
- Woody Allen

“The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.”
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
- Bertrand Russell

"The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together."
- Robert C. Dodds

"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you."
- Mike Murdock

"Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without."
- James C. Dobson

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
- William Shakespeare

"In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up."
- Taylor Swift

"Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others."
- Kahlil Gibran

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
- Francesco Guicciardini

"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you."
- Mike Murdock

"In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends."
- John Churton Collins

"Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of changing others."
- Benjamin Franklin

"If you give your son [or daughter] only one gift, let it be enthusiasm."
- Bruce Barton

"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."
- Dave Meurer

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living."
- Amanda Bradley

"What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other".
- Roger Bannister

"You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note."
- Doug Floyd

"Marriage is like a dollar bill. You cannot spend half of it when you tear it in two. The value of one half depends upon the other."
- Joe Moore

"The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence."
- Albert Ellis

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Most couples have not had hundreds of arguments; they've had the same argument hundreds of times.”
- Gay Hendricks

“Love is saying ‘I feel differently’, instead of ‘you're wrong’.”
- Anonymous

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
- Charles Dickens

“Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.”
- Josh McDowell

“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

“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”
- Robert C. Dodds

“People love others not for who they are but for how they make them feel.”
- Irwin Federman

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Gustav Jung

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys and dividing our grief.”
- Joseph Addison

“Kind words are the music of the world”.
- F. W. Faber

“Friends are the sunshine of life.”
- John Hay

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
- Ruth Bell Graham

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.”
- Og Mandino

“Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.”
- Harriet Lerner

“Children learn to smile from their parents.”
- Shinichi Suzuki

“It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.”
- Soren Kierkegaard

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
- Lao Tzu

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
- Francesco Guicciardini

“The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
- Bertrand Russell

“Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.”
- Deepak Chopra

“Sex is an emotion in motion.”
- Mae West

“Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.”
- Lois L. Kaufman

“Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”
- Keanu Reeves

“In the end, who among us does not choose to be a little less right to be a little less lonely.”
- Robert Brault

“End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, ‘I love you’. Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.”
- Mark Victor Hansen

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.”
- Rosa Franken

“It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.”
- Soren Kierkegaard

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
- Robert Heinlein

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
- George Herbert

“It’s not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
- Epicurus

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
- Brandi Snyder

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”
- Author Unknown

“When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him [or her] by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”
- Edward W. Howe

“I think a soulmate is... a person who makes you be the most you, you can possibly be. Maybe your soulmate is... the person who forces your soul to grow the most. Not all growth feels good.”
- Rabbi Ari

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”
- Tony Robbins

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”
- Saint Thomas Aquinas

“Friendship … it’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything.”
- Muhammed Ali

“Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
- Epicurus

“Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.”
- Author Unknown

“All kids need a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”
- Magic Johnson

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”
- Eustace Budgell

“When you're in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.”
- Keith Sweat

“The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship.”
- Brian Tracy

“Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.”
- Deepak Chopra

“To become a better you, you must be positive towards yourself, develop better relationships, embrace the place where you are.”
- Joel Osteen

“To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of others.”
- Gottfried Wilhelm Von Liebniz

“A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships.”
- Brian Tracy

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
- Steven Covey

“Know thyself.”
- Socrates

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.”
- Joseph Joubert

“Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships.”
- Brian Tracy

“The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your mistakes and weaknesses and still thinks you’re completely amazing.”
- Anonymous

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
- Sam Keen

“We mistakenly assume that if our partners love us they will react and behave in certain ways - the ways we react and behave when we love someone.”
- John Gray

“No road is long with good company.”
- Turkish Proverb

“Where there are friends, there is wealth.”
- Titus Muccius Plautus

“When you're in a relationship and it's good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.”
- Keith Sweat

“You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
- John Wooden

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”
- Mark Twain

“Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there”
- Tennessee Williams

“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement...all success... all achievement in real life grows.”
- Ben Stein

“The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.”
- Anthony Robbins

“It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.”
- Ruthman

“Give people more than they expect, and do it cheerfully.”
- Tony Robbins

“Love is a friendship set to music.”
- Joseph Campbell

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.”
- Max Steingart

“Before we can have a successful relationship with anyone, we first need a perfect personal relationship.”
- Russ Von Hoelscher

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”
- Goethe

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
- Dr. Seuss

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”
- William Arthur Ward

“In relationships, the little things are the big things.”
- Steven R. Covey

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”
- Sally Koch

“Happiness is time spent with a friend and looking forward to sharing time with them again.”
- Lee Wilkinson

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.”
- Anatole France

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”
- Swedish Proverb

“The glue that holds all relationships together ... is trust, and trust is based on integrity.”
- Brian Tracy

“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.”
- Chinese Proverb

“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.”
- Walt Whitman

“Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push.”
- Joann Thomas

“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

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”
- Burton Hillis

“Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends."
- Cindy Lew

“Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships."
- Stephen Covey

“Babies are such a nice way to start people."
- Don Herold

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
- Neil Postman

"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil."
- Baltasar Gracian

"The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship."
- Brian Tracy

"Before you try to change others, remember how hard it is to change yourself."
- Bill Bluestein

“The only way a relationship will last is if you see it as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
- Anthony Robbins

“My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.”
- Lee Iacocca

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
- Arnold Glasow

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.”
- Erma Bombeck

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
- Mark Twain

“Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.”
- Proverb, Unknown Author

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”
- Bruce Barton

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”
- George Eliot

“The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.”
- Anthony Robbins

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
- Neil Postman

“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”
- Aristotle

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
- Robert Heinlein

“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

“Life is relationships; the rest is just details.”
- Gary Smalley

“Problems in relationship occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.”
- Wayne Dyer

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
- Michael Jackson

“Treat a person as they are, they will remain so. Treat a person the way that person can be and is capable of being and that person will become as he or she can be and should be.”
- Goethe

“Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.”
- Anne Geddes

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose."
- Tehyi Hsieh

“The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship.”
- Brian Tracy

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss

“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 Robbins

“The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are.”
- Stephen R. Covey

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

“Women marry men thinking they will change. They never do. Men marry women thinking they won’t change. They always do.”
- Author Unknown

“Any fool can have a trophy wife. It takes a real man to have a trophy marriage.”
- Diane Sollee

“Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.”
- Author Unknown

“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

“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.”
- Harville Hendrix

“When you put faith, hope and love together you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
- Zig Ziglar

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
- Theodore Hesburgh

“Research has shown a child who sees his mother mistreated is more damaged than if the child himself is abused.”
- Steven Stosny

“The most important marriage skill is listening to your partner in a way that they can't possibly doubt that you love them.”
- Diane Sollee

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”
- Douglas Pagels

“Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.”
- The Dalai Lama

“Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.”
- Jim Rohn

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
- The Dalai Lama

“Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.”
- Zig Ziglar

“Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”
- Robert Fulghum

“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.”
- Leo Tolstoy

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

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”
- Author Unknown

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.”
- Emily Kimbrough

“No road is long with good company.”
- Turkish Proverb

“To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.”
- Doménico Cieri Estrada

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
- Marcel Proust

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ”
- Swedish Proverb

“Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.”
- Leo Buscaglia

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

"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands."
- Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."
- Jean Anouilh

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
- Robert Heinlein

"Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that."
- Michael Leunig

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
- Arnold Glasgow

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two people to promote the good and happiness of one another.”
- Eustace Budgell

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
- Sir Winston Churchill
“Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.”
- Steven H. Coogler

"To move the world, we must first move ourselves."
- Socrates

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
- Woodrow Wilson

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand."
- Emily Kimbrough

"Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you."
- Author Unknown

“My grandmother passed away on Christmas day 2002. She was 78 years old and had multiple health problems. A few days after her funeral, I was at her home with my grandfather. We were looking at a wall of pictures they have in the den. He picked up a picture of him and his bride on their wedding day. They were both young, slim, beautiful, happy people. He looked at that picture and then he looked at me and said, ‘This is how I saw her every day of my life.’ At that moment, I clearly understood what love is.”
- Veronica Panerella

"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."
- Mother Theresa

"If we are to reach real peace in this world we shall have to begin with the children."
- Gandhi

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly"
- Sam Keen

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
- Dr. Seuss

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating, friendship is never anything but sharing."
- Elie Wiesel

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
- Charles Wadsworth

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
- Henry Ford



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