Favorite Quotations ~  Relationships, 9 Open Heart: Secret to Happiness

"If you don't see God in the very next person you meet, it's a waste of time to look further." ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Weed out of your life the people who drive you nuts. ~ Elaine St. James, 365 Simple Reminders

People are also judged by the company they keep away from. ~ Joe Creason

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. ~ Joshua Loth Liebman

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: those who would take out a personal ad saying, “This is me, and I’d like to meet,” and those who would rather stay at home alone—for an eternity—than do such a thing. ~ Paul Povse, It Takes Two

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. ~ Mary Catherwood

The very best relationship has a gardener and a flower. The gardener nurtures and the flower blooms. ~ Carole Radziwill, What Remains

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr., The Sun, 2/06

All my friends say I have to get right back on the bike. And I keep saying, “Maybe not a bike!” ~ Sheryl Crow, Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2/13/06

The need to connect with one another intimately is what makes and keeps us human. The challenge throughout life is to find the courage to reach out to potential partners when our primary relationship ends and to recharge our tried-and-true unions when their sizzle starts to fizzle.~ Dr. Joyce Brothers, Parade, 3/19/06

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~ Carl Jung

Blessed is the influence of one true loving human soul on another. ~ George Eliot

Only with a humble heart and a desire to learn can we grow into a deeper relationship with the Sacred. ~ Jonathan Robinson

Our life is full of brokenness broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives. ~ Henry Nouwen