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  • 1. 1.Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born untilthey arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin2. 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 becauseof me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such arelationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealousheart. Leo F. Buscaglia3. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Walter Winchell4. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemicalsubstances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Jung5. Whenever youre in conflict with someone, there is one factor that canmake the difference between damaging your relationship and deepeningit. That factor is attitude. William James6. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them forwho they are. Donald Miller7. If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. Benjamin Franklin8. No road is long with good company. Turkish Proverb9. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you madethem feel. Carl W. Buechner10.People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Joseph F. Newton Men

2. 11. Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Swedish Proverb12. You dont develop courage by being happy in your relationshipseveryday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challengingadversity. Epicurus13. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt,kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer14. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speakonly words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that youare never alone. Audrey Hepburn15. You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested inother people than you can in two years by trying to get other peopleinterested in you. Dale Carnegie16. Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi17. As you think so shall you be! Since you cannot physically experienceanother person, you can only experience them in your mind.Conclusion: All of the other people in your life are simply thoughts inyour mind. Not physical beings to you, but thoughts. Your relationshipsare all in how you think about the other people of your life. Yourexperience of all those people is only in your mind. Your feelings aboutyour lovers come from your thoughts.For example, they may in fact behave in ways that you find offensive.However, your relationship to them when they behave offensively is notdetermined by their behavior, it is determined only by how you choose torelate to that behavior. Their actions are theirs, you cannot own them, 3. you cannot be them, you can only process them in your mind. Wayne Dyer18. Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry Winkler19. A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only oursilence; which costs us nothing. John Tillotson20. Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new aboutyourself. Andre Breton21. 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 sandtrickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but mostwill be spilled.A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for theother person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, toopossessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. Kaleel Jamison22. A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows theopen sea. Honore de Balzac23. Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of humanbeings. Miles Franklin24. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,What! You too? I thought I was the only one C.S. Lewis25. 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 4. reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton26. When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with hereyes. Victor Hugo27.Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in theirtummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or byusing the words for ever. But love can only truly be measured byactions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a personyou love because you know they dont like doing it. Marian Keyes28. We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds ifwe become encouragers instead of critics. Joyce Meyer29. Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and knowwe cannot live within. James Baldwin30. Dont smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. Leo Buscaglia31. We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does notcare at all. Eleanor Roosevelt32. Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the factthat most people enter a relationship in order to get something: theyretrying to find someone whos going to make them feel good. In reality,the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as aplace that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. Anthony Robbins33. The royal road to a mans heart is to talk to him about the things hetreasures most. Dale Carnegie 5. 34. We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice inwhich it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. Friedrich Nietzsche35. It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spendso much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out ofthe relationship. Norman Vincent Peale36. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you wantis someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey37.What love weve given, well have forever. What love we fail to give, willbe lost for all eternity. Leo Buscaglia38. Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Smallpeople always do that, but the really great make you believe that you toocan become great. Mark Twain39. The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someoneasked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. Henry David Thoreau40. You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put milesbetween you, but at the same time you carry them with you in yourheart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a worldbut a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner41. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest humanbeings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side cangrow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes itpossible for each to see the other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke 6. 42. The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. Gilbert K. Chesterton43. True friendship comes when the silence between two people iscomfortable. David Tyson Gentry44. When were incomplete, were always searching for somebody tocomplete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship,we find that were still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take upwith somebody more promising.This can go on and onseries polygamyuntil we admit that while apartner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, areresponsible for our own fulfillment.Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to deludeourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure everyrelationship we enter. Tom Robbins45. If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as whereinthey agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feelingin the world. Joseph Addison46. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by thefriends we choose. Tennessee Williams47. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to anunderstanding of ourselves. Carl Jung48. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing withcreatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie 7. 49. Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; thesecond is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. Henry James50. When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to thatperson or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel.Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. Catherine Ponder51. Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone and findingthat thats ok with them. Alain de Botton52. An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi.53. Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may notlike you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I willnot forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward54. What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others toyour own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe55.Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in anothercity. George Burns56. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius57. Dont walk in front of me; I may not follow. Dont walk behind me; Imay not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus58. Having someone wonder where you are when you dont come homeat night is a very old human need. Margaret Mead 8. 59. I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway60. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put agood deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt61. Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.Dont over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growingrelationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. Leo F. Buscaglia62. Theres one sad truth in life Ive foundWhile journeying east