16 Inspiring Love Quotes About The Power Of Commitment In Relationships

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Inspirational Love Quotes: Commitment is an act, not a word
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Making a commitment to being in a romantic relationship with one person forever can be comforting, frightening, fulfilling ... and often not only all of these things, but more.

And who among us has the clarity to put such a complex phenomenon as love into words?

Authors, of course.

That's why, when you find yourself at a loss for either understanding or explaining the true meaning of commitment in relationships, finding the right love quotes is often the best solution possible.

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After all, you're far from the only person to ever feel perplexed when explaining such a powerful topic.

Here are 16 of the best, most inspiring love quotes about the meaning of commitment in relationships from men and women who understand what that truly means.

1. "Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans." ​― Peter F. Drucker

2. "Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose — and commit myself to — what is best for me." ― Paulo Coelho, "The Zahir"

3. "Commitment is an act, not a word." ― Jean-Paul Sartre

4. "We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence." ― Cornel West,

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5. 'Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it's a relationship, a business or a hobby." ― Neil Strauss, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists"

6. "To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect." ― Criss Jami,

7. "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness." ― William Hutchison Murray

8. "Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, and respect when you don't even show that to yourself." ― Steve Maraboli,

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9. "To fall in love and to commit yourself to love means you should make your loved one the one thing you cherish the most." ― Kou Yoneda, "No Touching At All"

10. "I think when men hear that women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that's not it. It's a commitment to not floating around anywhere. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life." ― Mindy Kaling, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?"

11. "Love, above all things, is a commitment to your choice." ― Rob Liano

12. "Seems to me that there is a fine line between insanity and dedication ... I call that line commitment." ― Jeremy Aldana​

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13. "If you can't value a commitment made by someone else, your own commitments lose their value too." ― Ram Mohan

14. "To commit to loving a person for five minutes is easy. To commit to loving a person for the rest of your life, after you have met them, is a strong commitment. But when you commit to loving a person before you meet them and for the rest of your life, you have made the strongest commitment one can make to a relationship." ― Tom Houck,

15. "Love grows and wanes, but honor, duty, and commitment, those things are constant and stable. They define who you are." ― Richelle E. Goodrich, "Eena, The Return of a Queen"

16. "If you want a man who's committed, go look in a mental hospital." ― Alexandra Potter,

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