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Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
by Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

 

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

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The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Allow children to be happy in their own way,
for what better way will they find?
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
- Samuel Johnson

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
- Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him,
for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
- Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her own.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated,
has not the art of getting drunk.
- Samuel Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will;
all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- Samuel Johnson

A am a great friend of public amusements,
they keep people from vice.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table,
than when his wife talks Greek.
- Samuel Johnson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner.
- Samuel Johnson

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

All travel has its advantages.
If the passenger visits better countries,
he may learn to improve his own.
And if fortune carries him to worse,
he may learn to enjoy it.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

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

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

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

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

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

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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


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