Some give joy, some sadness
Some give love, some hatred
Some give affection, some disdain
Some infect, some shun
Some bind, some separate
Some nurture, some rupture
Some heal, some wound
Some enchant, some disenchant
Some attract, some distract
Some make fearless, some fearful
Some calm, some anger
Some give joie de vivre, some apathy
Some give fighting spirit, some resignation
Some give faith, some jealousy
Some give relief, some stress
Some give pleasure, some pain
Some excite, some leave cold
Some cool, some burn
Some give shivers, some sear
Some grow, some wither
Some progress, some stagnate
Some magnetize, some recoil,
Some invite, some resist
Some mesmerize, some repel
Some awaken, some hypnotize
Some accept, some agonize
Some adore, some bore
Some negotiate, some hedge
Some please, some jar
Some give, some receive
Some fly, some dive
Some elevate, some denigrate
Some encourage, some discourage
Some are light, some heavy
Some are real, some pseudo
Some are authentic, some flaky
Some are solid, some shaky
Some measure up, some disappoint
Life in sum total is an intricate cobweb
Of complex simple human relationships


Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.–Josh Mcdowell


Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions.  In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be  loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!
Denis Waitley 1933-, American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert


When you’re in a relationship, you’re always surrounded by a ring of circumstances…
joined together  by a wedding ring, or in a boxing ring.
Bob Seger American Musician, Singer


The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship
between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Brian Tracy American Trainer, Speaker, Author, Businessman


Relationships are like a dance, with visible energy racing back and forth
between partners. Some relationships are the slow, dark dance of death.
Colette Dowling

It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable,
but it is the little  differences that make them interesting.
Todd Ruthman


The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.
Anthony Robbins,1960, American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant


When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh  into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock  that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never. -Antoine De Saint-Exupery, 1900-1944, French Aviator, Writer


The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do,  but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques  (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense  that duplicity. We simply won’t be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective  interdependence.Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in  uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep
disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger,  overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People  who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects  the quality of their relationships with others.
Stephen R. Covey ,American Speaker, Trainer, Author of ”The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”


Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships… the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together,in the same world, at peace.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945, Thirty-second President of the USA


Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
Anthony Robbins, 1960-, American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant


The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.- Alexandria Penney

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. –  Henri Frederic Amiel  1821-1881, Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic


A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.  And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
Woody Allen 1935-, American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian


As a result of trying to solve the big problems we face in life, many of us end up sacrificing individual  relationships by doing things that we may consider as being small or insignificant at the time. This reminds  us of the George and Gracie routine where George asks Gracie, How do you cook a pot roast? She replied,
I put both a big pot roast and a small pot roast in the oven. When the small one is burnt, the big one is  done just right! – Source Unknown     


It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue.
Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into
our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn’t give enough.
Quentin Crisp  English, Writer Quotes

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
Graham Greene British, Journalist Quotes

PS: having gone through the whole gamut in my relationships, I tried to pin them by penning them and above is the outcome 🙂  (what kind of relationships do you have ?)


Tell us your thoughts