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- 1Barbara De Angelis
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make -- not just on your wedding day, but over and over again -- and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
- 2Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.
- 3Barbara De Angelis
Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
- 4Henry Ward Beecher
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
- 5Joyce Brothers
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
- 6Mignon McLaughlin
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
- 7Henri-Frédéric Amiel
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
- 8Honoré de Balzac
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. -- Genesis 2:24
- 10Thomas Fuller
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
- 11Benjamin Franklin
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
- 12Cyril Connolly
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
- 13Josh Billings
As a general thing, when the woman wears the pants in the family, she has a good right to them.
- 14George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.
- 15André Maurois
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
- 16Eppie Friedman
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest --never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. -- Ephesians 5:25
- 18Zig Ziglar
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
- 19Simone de Beauvoir
The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength --each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. -- 1 Peter 3:7
- 21John Lennon
Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.
- 22Jean Kerr
Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
- 23Robert Frost
Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.
When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.
Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord.