In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes in between them.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude
A marriage...makes of two fractional
lives a whole;
it gives to two purposeless lives
a work, and doubles the strength
of each to perform it;
it gives to two
a reason for living,
and something to live for;
it will give a new gladness
to the sunshine,
a new fragrance to the flowers,
a new beauty to the earth,
and a new mystery to life.
The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse
Love the quest; marriage the conquest; divorce the inquest
College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage.
The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.
Marriage 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.
The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may
be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance
and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps
it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks
marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more
than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished
Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.
Grief and greed are as inextricably entwined as love and marriage should be.
Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up.
Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.