Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.
There comes a time when a man and woman realize that their separate schemes can be better achieved as a conspiracy.
Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.
Sometimes two people stay together for the sake of the kids — two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true.
When my husband holds me in his arms it makes me feel -even if just for those moments- that all else is well in the world.
Marriage is our society’s most pro-child institution. If you want kids to do well, then you want marriage to do well.
Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made everyday, made new.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.
Friendship in marriage is the spark that lights an everlasting flame.
Was it love at first sight? It wasn’t then – but it sure is now.
-Ann Meara (comedian Ben Stiller’s mom), married 58 years
The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.
The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become.
A good marriage at age 50 predicted positive aging at 80. But, surprisingly, low cholesterol levels did not.
-George Valliant, MD, Harvard Medical School
Marriage is like a fine wine, if tended properly, it just gets better with age.
No one has ever measured (not even poets) how much love the heart can hold.
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
-James C. Dobson
There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.
When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.
Follow your heart wherever it may take you and my heart is with You, YOU are my heart
-Belinda Descombes, HWC member
When there is love in a marriage, there is harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home, there is contentment in the community; when there is contentment in the community, there is prosperity in the nation; when there is prosperity in the nation, there is peace in the world.
One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
One of the greatest gifts you can give your husband is your own wholeness.
The couple who prays together – stays together.
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
If it’s important to her, then it’s important to me.
There is no greater risk than matrimony. But there is nothing happier than a happy marriage.
-Former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli
Marriage. It’s like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
– Pearl Buck
Your gift to me is uninsurable. No appraiser can put a value on it… It’s like fruit of the month or a lifetime subscription – a perpetual-motion happiness machine. It starts off fresh and brand new every day, shining up my whole world…
-Ronald Reagan – in a letter to his wife Nancy
I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings. — Jean …