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Edmond About Quotes and Sayings

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Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.
- Edmond About

I fight fairly, and in good faith.
- Edmond About

I have been further enlightened by the conversation
and correspondence of some illustrious Italians,
whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.
- Edmond About

But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France,
I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the
plain truths contained in these pages.
- Edmond About

 

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question.
I traveled over every part of the country;
I conversed with men of all opinions,
examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
- Edmond About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

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

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries


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