quote by Gary Smalley

Life is relationships; the rest is just details.

— Gary Smalley

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My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature.


Meaningful relationship quote The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss yo
The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you.

We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.

Meaningful relationship quote When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
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Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Aloneness can lead to loneliness. God's preventative for loneliness is intimacy - meaningful, open, sharing relationships with one another. In Christ we have the capacity for the fulfiling sense of belonging which comes from intimate fellowship with God and with other believers.

The best stuff in life isn't stuff at all.

.. relationships, experiences & meaningful work are the staples of a happy life.


Meaningful relationship quote God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
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Mandy because that was the most meaningful relationship.

It has been said: The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

It is more correct to say that the whole is something else than the sum of its parts, because summing up is a meaningless procedure, whereas the whole-part relationship is meaningful.

For me, the best things in life - meaningful work, meaningful relationships, interesting experiences, good food, sleep, music, ideas, sex, and other basic needs and pleasures - are not, past a certain point, materially improved upon by having a lot of money.

Meaningful relationship quote If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant r
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.

Starbucks has a role and a meaningful relationship with people that is not only about the coffee.

Human beings are social animals and nearly all of us are driven by the need to be loved and the desire to successfully sustain meaningful romantic relationships for life.


There may be no single thing more important in our efforts to achieve meaningful work and fulfilling relationships than to learn to practice the art of communication.

Meaningful relationship quote Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their c
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.

The only meaningful contact is one that involves a genuine, giving personal interaction. You may want another person to help you in business, but you must also be willing to help him and to spend time getting to know his interests and needs... It has to be real and heartfelt, or it's best not to try to establish the relationship at all.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Character is the glue that bonds solid and meaningful relationships

Meaningful relationship quote Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

You get into the biggest fights with the people you care about the most, because they are the relationships you're willing to fight for.


In the end, what matters most is that the people you work with share your values, so I've wanted people who value the meaningful work and meaningful relationships that always motivated me in building Bridgewater.

Happiness is a social creature. If you try to pursue it in a vacuum, it's very difficult to sustain it. But as soon as you get people focused on creating meaningful connections in the midst of their work, or increasing the meaning and depth of their relationships outside of work, we find happiness rising in step with that social connection.

Meaningful relationship quote If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.

I believe that Americans are entitled.

We're entitled to have a job that makes us feel like we have some dignity in our lives, that we live a life of integrity, and that we have good family relationships and our relationships with our friends and our families and our coworkers are enriching and meaningful.

I can't try to convert anybody. It's not in me to do that. But my faith has given me such an appreciation of people and meaningful relationships, and a world view which I didn't have before. And although I will fail every day, it gives me something to aspire to.

To love well is the task in all meaningful relationships, not just romantic bonds.


Meaningful relationship quote The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spen
The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spending your brightest days with.

Psychotherapy is a cyclical process from isolation into relationship.

It is cyclical because the patient, in terror of existential isolation, relates deeply and meaningfully to the therapist and then, strengthened by this encounter, is led back again to a confrontation with existential isolation.

Our most meaningful relationships are based on a longing for expansion rather than a preoccupation with comfort and security. To live exuberantly-to fully know and be fully known by another-we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in our most intimate relationships and in our selves.

To strengthen our relationship with God, we need some meaningful time alone with Him

Meaningful relationship quote Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.

Tarzan is direct; he doesn't ask Jane if they might have a meaningful relationship or if they can get together for lunch sometime.

Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships.


Relationships keep us alive and our lives meaningful.

Meaningful relationship quote Don't inflict pains from your past on your present relationships.
Don't inflict pains from your past on your present relationships.

In my relationship with God, I've learned that if I follow a 'formula' for how I spend my time with Him, then I'm just accomplishing a checklist of things I feel obligated to do to please Him. This makes my spiritual life more about doing what I need to do to fulfill an obligation than something meaningful.

Love and meaningful relationships are vital to physical and emotional well-being.

I do not see how it's possible to have a "friends with benefits" lifestyle, because if the sex is great, it's going to naturally expand into a more meaningful relationship. Otherwise, it's just a booty call.

Meaningful relationship quote If someone betrays you once, it's their fault. If they betray you twice, it's yo
If someone betrays you once, it's their fault. If they betray you twice, it's your fault.

Be yourself, build meaningful relationships, follow your dreams.


But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.

The people in your life are important.

Meaningful relationships with those people are very important.

Relationships can't blossom unless there is meaningful communication.

That's why 'supplication is the key to worship.' It is a sign of meaningful communication between God and a person.

Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.