partner is essential to the discovery of our own calling,
and in a curious way shows us what we want, or more exactly,
shows us what is wanted of us from within ourselves and
- Thomas Moore
Surely marriage is a great and sacred responsibility. It
is a bark in which two souls venture out on life's stormy
sea, with no aid but their own to help them.
- James Hamilton
you wake one day,
Look around and say
- Fred Ebb
souls fused into one by an impassioned love--friends,
counselors--a mutual support and inspiration to each
other amid life's struggles, must know the highest
human happiness;--this is marriage; and this is the
only cornerstone of an enduring home.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
good marriage is one which allows for change and growth
in the individuals and the way they express their love.
- Pearl S. Buck
real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess
a sense of humour or irony pitched in exactly the same key,
so that their joint glances at any subject cross like interarching
- Edith Wharton
man who has entered into a beautiful union is sure of at
least one person to whom he can give the best that he possesses.
- Georges Duhamel
is what you've been through with somebody.
- James Thurber
successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every
- Andre Maurois
a successful marriage, there is no such thing as one's way.
There is only the way of both, only the bumpy, dusty, difficult,
but always mutual path.
- Phyllis McGinley
year of joy another of comfort and all the rest of content.
A marriage wish.
- English Proverb
contract of eternal bond of love,
Confirm'd by mutual joinder of your hands,
Arrested by the holy close of lips,
Strength'ned by the interchangement of your rings,
And all the ceremony of this compact
Seal'd in my function, by my testimony.
- William Shakespeare
marriage based on mutual esteem, built up by lasting affection,
and crowned with Heaven's blessing, is the fair remnant
left us on earth of the institutions of Paradise.
- S. Walker
persons who love each other are in a place more holy than
the interior of a church.
- William Lyon Phelps
is the beginning and pinnacle of civilization.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
marriage seldom proveth well.
- William Shakespeare
continue to love in marriage is a science.
- Madam Reybaud
are not as they are made, but as they turn out.
- Italian Proverb
husband and wife neglect the whole world besides, rather
than one another.
is not, like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear without clouds.
- Thomas Fuller
like government is a series of compromises. One must give
and take, repair and restrain, endure and be patient.
- Samuel Smiles
is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces;
marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload
and remembering to carry out the trash.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
the happiest bond of love might be, If hands were only joined
when hearts agree.
- George Granville
marriage never taunt with a past mistake.
married should not forget that to speak of love begets love.
- Blaise Pascal
us no more contend, nor blame each other, blamed enough
elsewhere, but strive, In offices of love, how we may lighten
each other's burden.
- John Milton
there's marriage without love, there will be love without
- Benjamin Franklin
your wife as you wish your children to be.
- Gaelic Proverb
chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine
glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well.
- Oliver Goldsmith
above thy match and you will get a master.
- Benjamin Franklin
you would marry suitably, marry your equal.
happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices
with readiness and cheerfulness.
are best made of dissimilar material.
- Theodore Parker
they lost the incredible conviction that they can change
their wives or husbands, marriage would collapse at once.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
to be Happy Though Married.
- Reverend E.J. Hardy, actual book
title, first published 1886
mariage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you
said; after marriage he'll fall asleep before you finish
- Helen Rowland
all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy;
if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.