Best 275 Quotes & Tweets on Relationships

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1

The modern mental illness is anxiety. The symptom is inability to fall asleep. The evidence is pills, meditation apps, opioids, and sleep trackers. The causes are oversocialization and overstimulation.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Be like family to your friends, a friend to strangers, and a stranger to your enemies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Aim to be great in 10 years. Build health habits today that lead to a great body in 10 years. Build social habits today that lead to great relationships in 10 years. Build learning habits today that lead to great knowledge in 10 years. Long-term thinking is a secret weapon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

If your opinions line up neatly with those of your friends and colleagues, they’re not your opinions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

It’s becoming easier and easier to be social, but exceptional people are built in solitude.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

In physical domains (diet, workouts), consistency is king. In intellectual and social domains, wins are rare, sudden, and nonlinear - 99% of effort is “wasted.” Once we find our ideal spouse, career, friends, we realize how much time we squandered by not moving on sooner.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Working with a friend can cost both a business and a friendship. It can work if the friendship came after working together. It won’t work if the friendship came before and competence is merely assumed.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Things you control: Your effort. Your beliefs. Your identity. Your actions. Your attitude. Your integrity. Your thoughts. The food you eat. How kind you are. The media you read. How reflective you are. How thoughtful you are. The people you listen to. The type of friend you are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Smart partners negotiate fair deals because they know that lopsided deals are fragile and that most value accumulates in long term trust relationships. You can tell a lot about a potential partner by their opening offer.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Solve big problems early. Rebound after one missed workout, not a decade of inactivity. Repair a strained relationship the next day, not years later. Fix overspending before it becomes a lifestyle. Problems with simple solutions at first become difficult to unwind over time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Giving unconditional love is just as good as getting it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

The virus doesn’t change who your friends are, it reveals who your friends are.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

The best relationships are peer relationships. When given power over others, our ego justifies it by assuming we are smarter. Better to have people work with us than for us. Better motivated on the wrong thing than unmotivated on the right thing. Debate rather than dictate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

Sources of personal competitive advantage: - delayed gratification - capital - network (who you know) - unique skills or combinations - platform - ability to suffer - family / home life - speed - ability to change your mind - ability to learn/adapt

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Watching TV side-by-side is not a relationship.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

Stop networking, start making friends.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

17

Twitter is the only social network that connects people over ideas rather than over pre-existing relationships.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

You can disagree without saying anything. Not needing to win trivial arguments saves you time, energy, and friends.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

It continues to blow my mind that "it's just a few bad apples" is being used as an excuse to do nothing, when the proverb is literally "a few bad apples SPOILS THE BUNCH". The moral lesson is not about the existence of bad apples, but that failure to remove them SPOILS THE BUNCH.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

20

The fastest way to become exceptional is to work with exceptional people. If you want to be a great engineer, work at a company with great engineers. Want to start a company? Work for an early-stage startup with extraordinary founders. Watch them work, and learn by osmosis.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

The selfish reason to be ethical is that it attracts the other ethical people in the network.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

22

Everyone you admire is still figuring it out.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

23

Sophisticated foods are bittersweet (wine, beer, coffee, chocolate). Addictive relationships are cooperative and competitive. Work becomes flow at the limits of ability. The flavor of life is on the edge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

Don’t sell, educate. Don’t network, make friends. Don’t try to grow your audience, create value for your existing audience.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

25

Successful outcomes are built up through good choices over time. A profitable business is never a choice, it is a series of choices. A fit body is never a choice, it is a series of choices. A strong relationship is never a choice, it is a series of choices.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

In business, you'll learn more by making friends with peers who are two steps ahead of you than you will from mentors. In life, you'll learn more by making friends with someone who is two decades older than you than you will from peers.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

Making people feel good while you disagree with them is a superpower.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

28

If you want to be rich, then be kind. It’s hard to create wealth unless you work well with others, and it’s hard to work well with others if you are unlikable. Even if you can do it without kindness, rich jerks end up poor in friendship. You can buy friends, but not good ones.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

29

How to instantly become more charismatic: Leave your phone in your pocket when you’re having a conversation with someone. That’s it.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

30

Surround yourself with people who want to have conversations, not win conversations

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

31

Just because I don’t agree with you doesn’t mean I don’t like you. In fact, the two are usually unrelated.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

32

Mental distancing means staying away from people infected with anger, rudeness, poor thinking, superiority, etc.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

Friendship happens on the way to something else. If you “try to meet new people” it feels weird and forced. The more you aim for friendship, the more it eludes you. But if you aim to learn or achieve something with others, friendship happens naturally during the shared pursuit.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

We feel guilt when we no longer want to associate with old friends and colleagues who haven’t changed. The price, and marker, of growth.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

35

A hidden danger in modern relationships: You can only date/marry a complete human with flaws. But you can follow people on social media in the top 1% of looks/smarts/wealth/etc without seeing their flaws and compare your relationship to them. Don’t judge the whole by one part.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

36

What matters has sharply come into focus. Family matters. Love matters. Kindness matters. Health matters. Generosity matters. People matter. Community matters. The rest is just noise.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

The bar for who you spend time with should be incredibly high.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

38

Give more than you take, and you’ll get more than you give.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

39

Be the biggest fan of the people you care about. Defend them. Keep the hope alive. Make them look good. Catch them when they fall. Be there when they need you. Root for them unconditionally. Help them accomplish their dreams.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

40

If you hang out with people who complain about other people, they probably do the same when you’re not around

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

41

If your friend’s success doesn’t make you happy, than you’re not happy

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

42

Sources of new ideas: - Extended conversations with others - Reading broadly (new fields) - Detailed (in the weeds) knowledge - Time away from the computer - Things that divide people - Talking with relatively new people to a craft - Traveling - Old ideas/books

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

43

Hating someone does more damage to yourself than them.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

44

Don’t like your mood? Go exercise Don’t like your job? Look for a new job Don’t like your partner? Break-up Don’t like your friends? Get new friends Don’t like your life? Change your habits

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

45

So simple, yet so underrated: Make others look good in front of the people they care about most.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

46

The best thing you can do for yourself is to help other people succeed.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

47

Everybody’s weird. If they don’t seem so at first, it’s just because you haven’t spent enough time with them yet.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

48

You’ll never forget the people who believed in you before anybody else did

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

49

Your relationships unconsciously shape almost everything about your life. They influence what you eat, how much you exercise, how you think, and how happy you are. Removing the wrong relationships is as important as cultivating the right ones.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

50

The right relationships (friends, co-workers, spouse) 10x your impact. The wrong ones, cut it in half.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish