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That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
-- Paul Tournier

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted
.-- Aldous Huxley

Women and men have to fight together to change society -- and both will benefit. Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage. -- Muriel Fox
Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn’t hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.
-- Hugh Elliott

If you would marry suitably, marry your equal. -- Ovid
When I meet a man I ask myself, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?' -- Rita Rudner

Recipe for a great marriage: blend until smooth. -- Bill Purdin
Shared joy is joy doubled. Shared sorrow is sorrow halved. -- Anonymous

The middle years of marriage are the most crucial. In the early years, spouses want each other and in late years, they need each other. -- Rebecca Tilly

Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy. -- Gary Busey

If you would have the nuptial union last,
Let virtue be the bond that ties it fast.
-- Nicholas Rowe

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. -- Ellen Goodman

Tell me who you live with and I will tell you who you are. -- Spanish Proverb
Tenderness is the repose of passion. -- Joseph Joubert

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. -- Simone Signoret

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. -- John Ruskin

Marriage changes everything, and everything in marriage changes. -- Bill Purdin

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everyone. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections, and enduring undertakings.
-- Andre Maurois

They are standing at the alter. He is hoping that she will never change. She just knows he'll change. They are both wrong. -- Bill Purdin

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -- Mignon McLaughlin

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. -- Plautius (c.254 to 184 BC)

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. -- Sam Levenson

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