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M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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My TOP 14 Relationship Goals Quotes

These relationship goals quotes come from The Art of Living's growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes, and inspirational quotes.

Here are my top 14 relationship goals quotes of all time...

1. "Selfishness, control, and fear will break almost any relationship. Generosity, freedom, and love will create the most beautiful relationship: an ongoing romance." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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2. "When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be." - Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer, regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909.

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3. "If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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4. "I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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5. "Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives." - Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist, author, researcher and educator best known for his research into post-traumatic stress and his best selling book, The Body Keeps the Score.

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6. "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." - Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist whose novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.

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7. "Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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8. "Encouragement requires empathy and seeing the world from your spouse’s perspective. We must first learn what is important to our spouse. Only then can we give encouragement." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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9. "Real love... is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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10. "Love doesn’t keep a score of wrongs. Love doesn’t bring up past failures. None of us is perfect. In marriage we do not always do the right thing. We have sometimes done and said hurtful things to our spouses. We cannot erase the past. We can only confess it and agree that it was wrong. We can ask for forgiveness and try to act differently in the future. Having confessed my failure and asked forgiveness, I can do nothing more to mitigate the hurt it may have caused my spouse. When I have been wronged by my spouse and she has painfully confessed it and requested forgiveness, I have the option of justice or forgiveness. If I choose justice and seek to pay her back or make her pay for her wrongdoing, I am making myself the judge and her the felon. Intimacy becomes impossible. If, however, I choose to forgive, intimacy can be restored. Forgiveness is the way of love." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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11. "For love, we will climb mountains, cross seas, traverse desert sands, and endure untold hardships. Without love, mountains become unclimbable, seas uncrossable, deserts unbearable, and hardships our lot in life." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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12. "Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. I need to be loved by someone who chooses to love me, who sees in me something worth loving." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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13. "The object of love is not getting something you want but doing something for the well-being of the one you love. It is a fact, however, that when we receive affirming words we are far more likely to be motivated to reciprocate and do something our spouse desires." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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14. "As much as others may need to change, or we may want them to change, the only person we can continually inspire, prod, and shape - with any degree of success—is the person in the mirror." - Kerry Patterson

Kerry Patterson is an American author best known for co-authoring several New York Times bestsellers, including Crucial Conversations

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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