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

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

Related topics: Marriage

Banks have a new image.
Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker.
If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
- Alan King

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

You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last
fifteen years on the toilet.
- Alan King

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

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

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

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.
- Judith Viorst

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

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

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

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

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

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

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
- Linda Fiorentino

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

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

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

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

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

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

A man's friendships are, like his will,
invalidated by marriage -
but they are also no less invalidated
by the marriage of his friends.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

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

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

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.
- Robert Anderson

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

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

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
- Helen Gahagan

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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


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