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Friendship And Love Quotes About Understanding And Empathy

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert H. Humphrey

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
Peter Drucker

The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.
John Marsden

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.
Rachel Naomi Remen

Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.
Alfred Adler

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
Elisabeth Foley

Friendship And Love Quotes About Laughter And Joy

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E. E. Cummings

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

Laughter is the language of the soul.
Pablo Neruda

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
George Bernard Shaw

Laughter is the music of the heart.

Laughter is the foundation of friendship, and without it, the essence of friendship is lost.

Friendship And Love Quotes About Forgiveness And Compassion

Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity.
Arthur Jersild

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals.
Pema Chödrön

Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.
Thomas Merton

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama XIV

Friendship And Love Quotes About Intimacy And Romance

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever.
Nicholas Sparks

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Love is not about how many days, weeks or months you've been together, it's all about how much you love each other every day.

Friendship And Love Quotes About Challenges And Obstacles

The best relationships are the ones that are built on a solid foundation of friendship.

True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.

Love is not about how many days, months, or years you have been together. Love is about how much you love each other every single day.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
Nicholas Sparks

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

Friendship And Love Quotes About Gratitude And Appreciation

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
Helen Keller

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.
Gertrude Stein

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

Friendship And Love Quotes About Acceptance And Diversity

Love and friendship exclude each other.
Jean de La Bruyere

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Jean de La Fontaine

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
Paulo Coelho

Friendship And Love Quotes About Kindness And Generosity

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
Barbara De Angelis

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

Friendship And Love Quotes About Trust And Loyalty

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
Morihei Ueshiba

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Stephen King

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Samuel Johnson

Loyalty is the strongest glue which makes a relationship last for a lifetime.
Mario Puzo

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen Covey

Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.
Woodrow T. Wilson

Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people.
Stephen R. Covey

Loyalty is a two-way street. If I'm asking for it from you, then you're getting it from me.
Harvey Specter

Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.
William P. Young

Friendship And Love Quotes About Support And Encouragement

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey

A true friend is someone who is there for you when they'd rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope.

A true friend is someone who is always there during the ups and downs, I actually have a handful of close friends and I am very blessed to have them in my life.
Marla Gibbs

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

Friendship And Love Quotes About Communication And Honesty

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of one for the other.
Benjamin E. Mays

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Ethel Barrymore

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
William Shakespeare

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Woodrow T. Wilson

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
James Altucher

Friendship And Love Quotes About Growth And Development

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara De Angelis

Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
Michael Novak

Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'
C.S. Lewis

Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It's a matter of what's happening in your heart.
Ken Keyes Jr.

Friendship And Love Quotes About Memories And Nostalgia

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way.

The past beats inside me like a second heart.
John Banville

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
Doug Larson

The best memories are the ones you can't explain, you just had to be there.

We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.
Winnie the Pooh

The heart that loves is always young.
Greek Proverb

The best time to make memories is before they happen.

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

The best part of life is the memories we make along the way.

The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert

Friendship And Love Quotes About Distance And Time

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Charles Caleb Colton

Distance means so little when someone means so much.

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Gilbert Parker

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

True love doesn't mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Charles Dickens

Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.
Dee King

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
Kay Knudsen

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.
Lao Tzu

Friendship And Love Quotes About Unconditional Love And Devotion

True love is friendship caught on fire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times.
Ann Landers

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
Elbert Hubbard

Friendship is the purest love.

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