People change and forget to tell each other. –  Lillian Hellman

Summer runs into winter. Autumn changes to spring. And we living beings are no different.

Our journey of life changes the shades of our life many a time. Old memories come back, but at times it’s too late. We understand we have changed a bit since yesterday.

But, what about others around us? What about our friends, our relatives, our kids and even our parents? Don’t they change too?

The truth is – we all change with the passage of time. Most of the sour relationships have one thing in common. That is the misunderstanding.  Misunderstanding and wrong expectation are the reason we break relationships.

Most relationship quotes from ancient times will suggest you forgo all desires and wants in life to be happy. But we all can’t be a monk, can we? So we can’t help ourselves getting hurt.

In finding love, I think it’s important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it’s important, to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.  – Kina Grannis

But here are 5 relationship quotes for bringing in better meaning in the relationships in your life, quotes which shall ease the frictions in emotional relationships.

5 relationship quotes for creating a better meaning in the relationships in your life:


When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. – Donald Miller

This is the most important mantra of sustainable relationship and a favorite of mine among these 5 relationship quotes.

We are not perfect, are we? But at times we forget this truth and expect others to be perfect.

Once in ancient times, people were trying to stone a woman to death because she sinned. But Jesus told: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Luke 6:31-36)

Everybody around us has a unique persona. Let us accept the people as they are, and nature would be less red in tooth and claw.

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

Good and bad feelings stay. As Lord Buddha has once spoken that you can forgive anyone but it is very hard to trust anyone once the trust is broken.

Our words are like arrows. Once we utter words it’s impossible to take it back. And words are not merely words; they are like stones which create ripples in the waters of the mind of ours.

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. –  Richard Bach

Relationships are like the gentle dove. You cannot force someone to behave in a certain way. If someone is forced to behave in a certain way they do not like, this creates hatred and bad blood.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. — Swedish Proverb

According to an old Turkish Proverb: “No road is long with good company.” Half of our sorrow will vanish if we open our heart.

At times we are afraid of sharing our emotions with people around us, but this ends up in alienating others from us, creating distances in relationships.

Sharing our emotions with others will not release our pent-up feelings it shall help you to understand how others fell for you too.

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. –  Bryant H. McGill

And the last of the 5 relationship quotes is about forgiveness. Forgiveness helps us to refrain from taking an eye for an eye and prohibits the whole world from going blind.

But forgiving others is not that easy. We need love and compassion in our mind. Remember in childhood how others forgave us of our wrongs? If you do not forgive others sooner or later we shall be the brink of another world war.