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Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. ...
by G. K. Chesterton

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton PHOTO

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

 

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream,
and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr

If there is such a thing as a good marriage,
it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac

The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
- Anonymous

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

Marriage should be a duet - when one sings,
the other claps.
- Joe Murray

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.
- Michel de Montaigne

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

There is a time for all things - except marriage,
my dear.
- Thomas Chatterton

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
- Mae West

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
- Colin Chapman

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
- Sophia Bush

Marriage is the alliance of two people,
one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
- Ogden Nash

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.
- Yoko Ono

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.
- Thornton Wilder

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

Marriage is not just spiritual communion,
it is also remembering to take out the trash.
- Joyce Brothers

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
- Robert Anthony

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce


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