Monday, 24 June 2013


A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. - Andre Maurois

A good marriage is good for you. That isn't just a platitude. Mounting research shows that it is the literal truth. When your marriage is healthy, your body and mind are healthier. - Cliff Isaacson

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. - Dave Meurer

A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created. - Fawn Weaver

A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries. - Unknown

A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both. - Fawn Weaver

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. - Joseph Addison

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. - Robert Quillen

A husband and wife ought to continue so long united as they love each other. Any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection, would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in – and live by – the solemn promise they made. - Darlene Schacht

A man never has good luck who has a bad wife. - Henry Ward Beecher

A single life is doubtless preferable to a married one, where prudence and affection do not accompany the choice; but where they do, there is no terrestrial happiness equal to the married state. - Wellins Calcott

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin

All of us, at least unconsciously, marry in the hope of healing our wounds. Even if we do not have a traumatic background, we still have hurts and unfilled needs that we carry inside. We all suffer from feelings of self-doubt, unworthiness, and inadequacy. No matter how nurturing our parents were, we never received enough attention and love. So in marriage we look to our spouse to convince us that we are worthwhile and to heal our infirmities. - Leslie L. Parrott

Before you marry keep both eyes open; after marriage keep one eye shut. - Jamaican Proverb

Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it. - Stephen Gaines

But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall. - Anna Benson

Car manufacturer’s formula for a successful marriage: Stick to one model! - Unknown

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last –more than passion or even sex. - Simone Signoret

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford

Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull Play. - William Congreve

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. - Marilyn Monroe

Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together. - Unknown

In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body. - William Penn

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. - Friedrich Nietzsche

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. - Unknown

Let the wife make her husband glad to come home and let him make her sorry to see  him leave.  Martin Luther

Marriage does not guarantee you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes love respect, trust, understanding, friendship and faith in your relationship to make it last. - Unknown

Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning, all you need is two Hearts and a Diamond. By the end, you wish you had a Club and a Spade. - Aunty Acid

Marriage is like a house. When a light bulb burns out you don’t not go and buy a new house, you fix the light bulb. - Unknown

Marriage is like a public toilet. Those waiting outside are desperate to get in and those inside are desperate to come out. - Unknown

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. - Unknown

Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship, etc. The truth is that marriage at the start is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no love in marriage. Love is in people. And people put love in marriage. There is no romance in marriage. You have to infuse it into  your marriage. A couple must learn that the art and form the habit of giving, loving, serving, praising keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will be empty. - Unknown

One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague. - Robert Burton

The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. - Harold Nicolson

There is no such thing as a solid marriage. Marriage is more like an airplane than a rock. You have to commit the thing to flight, and then it creaks and groans, and keeping it air borne depends entirely on attitude. Working at it, though, you can fly forever. Only you and your partner know how hard it has been, or how worthwhile. - Unknown

Those who enter into marriage, must be fully prepared to establish their marriage, as the first priority in their lives. - James E. Faust

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. - Leo Tolstoy

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