20 Quotes About Finding Supportive Relationships

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20 Quotes About Finding Supportive Relationships

By Kayla Matthews   /     Mar 16, 2016  /     Motivational Quotes  /     , ,

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Connection and community are essential for our happiness and health. This is hard-wired into us. Humans are social creatures. It has been this way from pre-history up to today. Since the dawn of man we’ve needed a tribe. These relationships support us, protect us and accept us.

Here are 20 thought-provoking, tender and helpful quotes on finding and experiencing supportive relationships.

Friendship and Love

“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

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
— Maya Angelou

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
— Walter Winchell

“No road is long with good company.”
— Turkish proverb

“Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’”
— Ashton Kutcher

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
— From the movie Annie

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.”
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”
— Swedish proverb

How to Recognize Love

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

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn

“Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important.”
— Carl Reiner

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”
— Andre Breton

“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 onto 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

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’”
—S. Lewis

“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”
— Deepak Chopra

What Love Should Be

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
— Mark Twain

“An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.”
– Patricia Fry

When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”
— Tom Robbins

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
— Tennessee Williams

About Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews writes Productivity Theory and is constantly seeking to provide new tips and hacks to keep you motivated and inspired! You can also find her on Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha, and follow her on Google+ and Twitter to stay up to date on her latest productivity posts!

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