I love reading relationship quotes and today I thought I would share a couple of my favorite with you. Where possible, proper credit has been given to the person who wrote or spoke the original quote. However in some cases that may not be possible.
You know love is sometimes funny.I believe sense of humour is a key ingredient in a great relationship. Some of the funny ones I like are:
"What can you say to a man who has just had sex? Anything you like as he is asleep".
Or for those male readers - "what is the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS?" "You can negotiate with a terrorist!"
Joking aside, this quote credited to Leo Buscaglia, is a must in every couple’s homes.
“Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around”.
Most of us know it is the little things in a relationship that can cause to fail or blossom. It is easy for us to blame the other person when there is a relationship breakdown, but as Martha Washington said “I have learned from experience that a greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.”
Some relationship quotations are beautiful and sad at the same time. Such as the one from William Somerset Maugham (an English Writer) on unrequited love being "The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned."
While I do not think Colin Powell was talking about relationships when he said "None of us can change our yesterdays, but we can all change our tomorrows", it is the one that we could all do with remembering. Too often we waste time and energy holding grudges against our partners for something they did in the past. It is too late to change it now so let it go once and for all. So long as it is not a pattern of repeated behaviour it will not do anyone any good.
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much " Helen Keller. This lady was my idol when I was growing up. Despite being born blind and mute she achieved so much more than the rest of us often do. I believe that being part of a couple and then a family gives us the chance to be so much more. We need to appreciate the gifts we have. Our relationships would be a lot happier if we said thank you and I love you just a little more often.
As Mother Theresa is quoted as saying "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in the world today than for bread". Make sure your loved one knows how much you love and appreciate them today, to avoid a day when you wished you had listened to the relationship quotes.