People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
— John Harrigan
Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved.
— Søren Kierkegard
Everybody can like somebody’s strengths and somebody’s good looks. But can you like somebody’s weaknesses? Can you accept him for his inabilities? That’s what we have to do. That’s what love is. It’s not just the good things.
— Vince Lombardi
Love your children unconditionally. This means you love them no matter what. It doesn’t mean you can’t get upset with them; it just means you can’t punish them by withholding your love when you’re mad.
— Elaine St. James
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Friendship is a great stimulant. Talk your problems over with others. Laugh with them.
— Napoleon Hill
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
— Oprah Winfrey
He has power who can keep silent in an argument, even though he is right.
— Leo Tolstoy
He who strikes the first blow admits he’s lost the argument.
— Chinese proverb
Who is apt, on occasion, to assign a multitude of reasons when one will do? This is a sure sign of weakness in argument.
— Harriet Martineau
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.
— Michel de Montaigne
Where your relationship standards are concerned, commit to yourself that you and your partner will not yell and scream at each other in front of your children. Children also tend to blame themselves for the ugly arguments, the kind that devolve into personal attacks, however illogical that blame might appear to an outsider looking in.
— Phillip McGraw
To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved.
— Gottfried Leibniz
No can be a love word.
— Ron Palmer
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 reflection of ourselves we find in them.
— Thomas Merton
To love is to give one’s time. We never give the impression that we care when we are in a hurry.
— Paul Tournier
Loving means devoting yourself to people, but not to changing them. When I devote myself to the people in my life all our lives improve. While I am telling them how to meet my expectations, no one is happy. As soon as I accept them as they are and start caring about them and trying to make their lives easier, everyone is happier and wonderful things start happening.
— Dr. Bernie Siegel
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
— Dr. Richard Moss
How do you say “I love you?” Often, and loud!
— Leo Buscaglia
You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:43-45
Love that goes upward is worship; love that goes outward is affection; love that stoops is grace.
— Donald Barnhouse
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
— Mother Teresa
Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them.
— Henry Ward Beecher
When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
— Edgar Howe
Really good people are few and far between – don’t let them go because of dumb mistakes or misunderstandings. The best friendships allow for a little flakiness.
— Mindy Morgenstern
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
— Anonymous, if a dog were your teacher
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
— Henry Ward Beecher
When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.
— Abraham Lincoln
Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.
— General George Patton
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
— English proverb
Challenge people without raising your voice.
— Joe Torre
No matter how hard-fought the issue, never get personal. Don’t say or do anything that may come back to haunt you on another issue, another day.
— George Bush