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Quotes on Marriage

Quotes on Marriage
“Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length.”
-Fawn Weaver
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
-Mignon McLaughlin
“Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.”
-Stephen Gaines
“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.”
-Fawn Weaver
“The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.”
-Robert Brault
“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
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“The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.”
-Fawn Weaver
“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”
-Robert Brault
“The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.”
-Fawn Weaver
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
-Sam Keen
“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
-Franklin P. Jones
“Where there is love, there is life.”
-Mahatma Gandhi
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“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.”
-Jennifer Smith
“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.”
-Fawn Weaver
“Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.”
-H. Dean Rutherford (in a letter to his wife on their 59th wedding anniversary)
“Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.”
-Fawn Weaver
“A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.”
-Darlene Schacht
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
-Henry Ford
“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
-Dave Meurer
“A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.”
-Fawn Weaver
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“Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.”
-Herman H. Kieval
“Show me a man who is smiling from ear-to-ear and living a beautiful life, and I’ll show you a man who is grateful for what he has and utterly in love with his wife.”
-Fawn Weaver
“A fool in love makes no sense to me. I only think you are a fool if you do not love.”
-Unknown
“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing.”
-Mignon McLaughlin
“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”
-Barbara Cage
“The doors of happiness remain locked. When they are unlocked, they swing open quickly and widely but close right behind them. They must be reopened throughout each day and there is but one key that fits that lock: Gratitude.”
-Fawn Weaver
“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”
-Unknown
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
-John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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“You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.”
- Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)
“There are few things more frightening to a man than giving away his heart. And there are few things more comforting to a man than to know the woman he gave his heart to, will protect it with her life.”
-Fawn Weaver
“Love is always bestowed as a gift -freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved, we love to love.”
-Leo Buscagalia
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
-Peter Ustinov
“Enjoy the little things in life… For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
-Kurt Vonnegut
“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”
-Fawn Weaver
“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.”
-Richard Needham
“When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of gain, that is a lack of integrity. When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of greater understanding with your spouse, that’s called wisdom.”
-Fawn Weaver
“One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.”
-Robert Brault
“To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”
-Ogden Nash
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“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
‎”No one can go back and change how it started but a new future for any marriage can begin the moment one person begins to invest in it.”
-Fawn Weaver
“They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.”
-Diane Sollee
“A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.”
-Fawn Weaver
“There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?”
-Mary Oliver
“A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world.”
-Robert Brault
“To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.”
-Marnie Reed Crowell
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“Marriage is the virtuous exploration of love in its purest form and pleasure in its highest state.”
-Fawn Weaver
“A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.”
-Darlene Schacht
“In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all.”
-Anne S Swetchine
“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”
-Barnett R. Brickner
“The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.”
-Peter De Vries
“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
-Simone Signoret
“Happiness in marriage is a moment by moment choice. A decision to love, forgive, grow and grow old together.”
-Fawn Weaver
“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. Its the way you love your partner every day.”
-Barbara De Angelis
“There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.”
-Ronald Reagan
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“Sometimes two people stay together for the sake of the kids — two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true.”
-Robert Brault
“When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.”
-Warren Buffett
“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made everyday, made new.”
-Ursula LeGuin
“Marriage is our society’s most pro-child institution. If you want kids to do well, then you want marriage to do well.”
-David Blankenhorn
“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.”
-Orlando Battista
“The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become.”
-Frank Pittman
“Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.”
-Imogene Stubbs
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“Was it love at first sight? It wasn’t then – but it sure is now.”
-Ann Meara (comedian Ben Stiller’s mom), married 58 years
“There comes a time when a man and woman realize that their separate schemes can be better achieved as a conspiracy.”
-Robert Brault
“The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“A good marriage at age 50 predicted positive aging at 80. But, surprisingly, low cholesterol levels did not.”
-George Valliant, MD, Harvard Medical School
“No one has ever measured (not even poets) how much love the heart can hold.”
-Zelda Fitzgerald
“Marriage is like a fine wine, if tended properly, it just gets better with age.”
-Unknown
Quotes on Marriage

Have A Happy Married Life

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand  and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly.  Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how  to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a  divorce. I raised the topic calmly.
She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I  avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the  chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t  talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what  had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory  answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I  just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce  agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30%  stake of my company.
She glanced at it and then tore it into  pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become  a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I  could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally  she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see.  To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which  had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The  next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at  the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell  asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.
When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In  the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want  anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She  requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a  life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a  month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken  marriage.
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more,  she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our  wedding day.
She requested that every day for the month’s  duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door every morning.  I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together  bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s  divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No  matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said  scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my  divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on  the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us,  daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of  pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked  over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said  softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat  upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to  work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us  acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the  fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman  carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There  were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had  taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On  the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy  returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.
On  the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was  growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry  her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me  stronger.
She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on  quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed,  all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown  so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our  son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To  him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential  part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged  him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change  my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from  the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand  surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was  just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me  sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a  step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t  noticed that our life lacked intimacy.
I drove to office… jumped  out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay  would make me change my mind… I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door  and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She  looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a  fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I  won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I  didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each  other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on  our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.
Jane  seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed  the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At  the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife.  The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote,  I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead.

My  wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to  even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me  from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru  with the divorce –At least, in the eyes of our son— I’m a loving  husband…

The small details of  your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the  mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an  environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in  themselves. So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little  things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy  marriage!
                                                                    Author Unknown

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