Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a universal cultural act. It is recognized as a legal contract between two people. Marriage can be seen as the end-goal for most people. For instance, we were thought to go to school, get a good job, then get married and start a family.  Moreover, as humans, men and women are programmed to need and want each other, it is how evolution was developed and to keep the human species alive.

Marriage can be exciting, beautiful, boring and can lead to many other problems if two individuals are wrong for each other. Love can be a drug and a drug that can wear off. It is important to take your time in finding the right person, be independent on an emotional and financial level, test compatibility levels, such as similar interest, morals, and beliefs. If not, marriage can be disastrous, leaving you drained with emotional baggage.

There are millions of people in this enormous world, do not feel pressured by society and family members to get married. Keep in mind that time is the most expensive resource, so do not waste it by making a wrong move.

On the other hand, marriage can be a beautiful thing when it is shared with two individuals who genuinely love and care about each other and are compatible on different levels. This can lead to a harmonious partnership of two people, creating beautiful memories, building a family, and leaving their mark in this world.

Browse through a collection of marriage quotes from psychologists, writers, married couples, divorcee's, and other influential people throughout history sharing their advice on how to have a happy marriage. Below you will find funny marriage quotes, marriage quotes from the bible, inspirational marriage quotes, marriage advice quotes and much more.

 

Abhijit Naskar- Incompatibility in marriages

Compatibility doesn't determine the fate of a marriage, how you deal with the incompatibilities, does.      Abhijit Naskar
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Samuel Richardson- Marriage is the highest state of friendship

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.      Samuel Richardson
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Joe Amoia- A strong marriage

A strong marriage is one in which both people understand that the other person needs to have outside interests and activities which help them to feel happy and fulfilled. A strong marriage is one where both people understand that it is more important to be happy than it is to be right. Joe Amoia
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Scottish Proverb on Marriage and Money

Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper. Scottish Proverb  A marriage that isn't true will often bring miseries and unhappiness. If a person is marrying for money, they are wasting precious years of their lives in a meaningless relationship with someone whom they do not love. As these wise Scottish words are communicating, it is better to borrow money than to marry for it. You cannot get back the wasted years, spend your life with someone who you genuinely
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Gene Perret- The greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world

We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It's called love.      Gene Perret
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Arnold Bennett- Being a husband is a whole-time job

Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.      Arnold Bennett
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Honore de Balzac- A good husband

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning. Honore de Balzac
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Saint John Chrysostom -The love of husband and wife

The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together. Saint John Chrysostom
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Quentin L. Cook- Husbands and wives are equal partners

Husbands and wives are equal partners. They have different but complementary responsibilities.      Quentin L. Cook
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Catherine Pulsifer- You are my soulmate

I wouldn't change a thing, as happiness you bring. You are my soulmate. A marriage made by fate. Catherine Pulsifer
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Samuel Richardson- Handsome husband cause heart ache

Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache. Samuel Richardson
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Adam Levine- There are many things that keep me from getting married

There are many things that keep me from getting married. But there will be a time when marriage makes sense to me.      Adam Levine
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Zeenat Essa- Marriage is the alarm clock

Love is one long sweet dream and marriage is the alarm clock! Zeenat Essa
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Zsa Zsa Gabor- Not Complete Until Married

A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished. Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Janet Periat- Why Married Couple Live Longer

Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it’s because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner – just so they can have the last word. Janet Periat
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Milton Berle- Marriage is a three-ring circus

Marriage is a three-ring circus. First the engagement ring, the the wedding ring, then the suffering.      Milton Berle
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Helen Rowland- Married Couple Walking

When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that's a few steps ahead is the one that's mad. Helen Rowland
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Why We Start a Relationship With Someone– Kamand Kojouri

We start a relationship with someone not only because of how great they are but how great they make us feel. And because they have granted us this extraordinary gift—a chance to experience love, joy, compassion, and security —it is our exclusive privilege to make them feel wonderful about themselves, especially during days when they, themselves, don't feel so wonderful.      Kamand Kojouri
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Divorce isn’t such a tragedy- Jennifer Weiner

Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce. Jennifer Weiner
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Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you– Mike Murdock

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.      Mike Murdock
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Keeping Relationship Fresh- Anthony Robbins

Do what you did in the beginning of the relationship and there won’t be an end.      Anthony Robbins
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Every couple has ups and downs- Nicholas Sparks

Every couple has ups and downs, every couple argues, and that's the thing'you're a couple, and couples can't function without trust.      Nicholas Sparks
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Ending Up With The One- Fannie Flagg

I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with. Fannie Flagg
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Marrying for love may be a bit risky- Josh Billings

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.      Josh Billings
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All Men Make Mistakes- Red Skelton

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner. Red Skelton
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A guy who’d cheat on his wife -Texas Guinan

A guy who'd cheat on his wife would cheat at cards.
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Bill Rancic- Challenging Times Will Make Marriage Stronger

The challenging times will bring you closer together in marriage. Bill Rancic
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Samuel Johnson- Marriage and Celibacy

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.      Samuel Johnson
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Ann Landers- People Who Care About Each Other

People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don’t consider it servitude.      Ann Landers
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Undecided- Love is like a Bubble Gum

Love is like bubble gum. At first it tastes better than anything you could ever imagine, but after a while it starts loosing it's flavor. Undecided
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Stephanie Perkins-And we are finally home.

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home. Stephanie Perkins
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Woody Allen- Wife is The Decision Maker

In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker. Woody Allen
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Edward VIII- Bored With Self

When you're bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else. Edward VIII
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Sarah Griffin- Having Support

When I'm sad, you'll be there. When I'm hurt, you will care. When I need a friend, by my side. I'll look for you, who will not hide. Sarah Griffin
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Lada Ray- Being Present Is the Highest Compliment For a Woman

Being present here and now is the highest compliment you can pay to woman in your life.      Lada Ray
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Marilyn Monroe- Better To Be Unhappy Alone

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far. Marilyn Monroe
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Wayne Dyer- Liking The Person You Are Alone With

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. Wayne Dyer
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Henry Ward Beecher- How To Love

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. Henry Ward Beecher
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Neil Gaiman- Don’t Know What I Love You Means

I really don't know what "I love you" means. I think it means "Don't leave me here alone. Neil Gaiman
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Erich Fromm- Immature Love

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' Erich Fromm
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Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern- Privilege To Grow Old With Someone

We're so arrogant, aren't we? So afraid of age, we do everything we can to prevent it. We don't realize what a privilege it is to grow old with someone. Someone who doesn't drive you to commit murder or doesn't humiliate you beyond repair. Cecelia Ahern Similar Quotes To Explore
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Leo Tolstoy- Understanding Everything Because of You

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy
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Sylvester Stallone- Learning The Real Meaning of Love

I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting. Sylvester Stallone
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Ayn Rand- Being Able To Say I Love You

To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.' Ayn Rand
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Ralph Block- My Everything

You're nothing short of my everything. Ralph Block
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J. Cole On Marriage and Relationships

Marriage is just a relationship to me. In my experience, when you've been in a relationship for as long as I've been in one, there's no real difference. It's just a piece of paper that validates what was already real. J. Cole Source: www.hiphopcanada.com
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J. Cole- Relationships Can Be Hard or Rewarding

I feel like relationships are a beautiful thing, period. Relationships can be really beautiful, they can be really hard, they can be really rewarding, or they can be bad relationships where it's really detrimental and hurtful, but that's life, period. J. Cole Source: www.hiphopcanada.com
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Ruse San- Life Changed After Meeting You

Life has turned into a beautiful garden ever since you entered into my life. You have changed my life and made me feel so good. I feel so loved and cared for. You are the best thing that happened to me.      Ruse San
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Kamand Kojouri On Living With You

To live with you is to live. To live without you is to die. Kamand Kojouri
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Rita Rudner- Love Being Married

I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Rita Rudner
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Jim Carrey- Behind Every Great Man

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.       Jim Carrey
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Socrates- Good or Bad Wife

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.      Socrates
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Will Ferrell- Before Marrying a Person

Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are. Will Ferrell
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Jackie Mason- Married men Cheating in America

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. Jackie Mason
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Agatha Christie- Husband Interested in Older Wife

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.      Agatha Christie
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Erma Bombeck On Marriage having No Guarantee

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. Erma Bombeck
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Erich Fromm On The Meaning Of Love

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.      Erich Fromm
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Sam Keen On Finding the Perfect Person

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.      Sam Keen
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Erica E. Goode- Sibling Relationship Last Forever

Sibling relationships...outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.      Erica E. Goode
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F. Scott Fitzgerald- I love you is the beginning

I love you and that's the beginning and end of everything.      F. Scott Fitzgerald
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J.K.K. Tolken- Spending a Lifetime with you

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone. J.K.K. Tolken
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Carroll Bryant- Love is a two-way street

Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.      Carroll Bryant
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Bill Russell-Love in Return

To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, but to be loved by the one you love is everything.      Bill Russell
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Randeep Hooda- On Love and Togetherness

Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realizes that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously. -Randeep Hooda
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Marilyn Monroe– Thoughts on Happy Marriage

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. Marilyn Monroe
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Honore de Balzac- Knowing Loved One

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
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Dave Grohl- On Falling in Love and Marriage

There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.
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Harry Connick, Jr– Happy Marriage

I love my wife and I know she loves me. We're best friends. We're just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It's a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that.
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Barbara De Angelis- Marriage is a Verb

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.
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William Shakespeare – On True Love

The course of true love never did run smooth. Source:  A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) Lysander, Act I, scene i.
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Bruce Lee- On Love and Friendship

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
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Ricardo Montalban- On True Love

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
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Zoe Foster Blake

"An anniversary is a reminder as to why you love and married this person."-Zoe Foster Blake Other quotes to explore:
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Zane Grey

"Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years, multiply."-Zane Grey Other quotes to explore:
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Unhappy Marriage

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
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Julia Child

"The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time." -Julia Child Other quotes to explore:
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Paul Sweeney- On Wedding Anniversary

"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year." -Paul Sweeney Other quotes to explore:
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Nick Cannon

Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.
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Thomas Merton

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
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H. Jackson Brown, Jr- Definition Of Love

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown, Jr
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Spanish Proverb On Mother-In-Law

"A mother-in-law made of sugar still tastes bitter."
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Spanish Proverb On Family and Wealth

"A father's fortune will make the ugliest girl attractive."
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Scandinavian Proverb On Love

"Love has produced some heroes but many idiots too."
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Italian Proverb On Marriage

"You must marry a widow while she is still mourning."
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German Proverb On Jealousy and Love

Where there is no jealousy there is no love. German Proverb We show jealousy because we value and care about someone. According to this German Proverb, if there is no jealousy in a relationship, it means that there is no love and that person does not care about losing you.
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German Proverb on Marriage

"Better a good hanging than a bad marriage."
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Africa Proverb on Marriage and Love

If you have five wives, then you will have five tongues.- African Proverb This African Proverb is related to different personalities. Having five different wives means that you will need to have five different characters. Each wife has their likes/dislikes, and you will have to speak and act differently with each of them. This proverb conveys a message about always being your true self. If not, you will have to respond differently to everyone that comes your way. In reality,
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Marla Maples on cheating Donald Trump

I don't think he cheated on me. During the marriage, I think he was there. Well, who would have guessed this quotation would have become so popular? When Marla Maples said it, Donald Trump was far from being president. If you have an affair, and sleep with someone else, is that cheating as long as you are still "present" with your spouse and meet their needs in other ways? Or is the act of sleeping with another cheating all by
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Ann Landers – Cheaters are cheaters quotation

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife or has done so in the past, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife. Is it true that once a cheater than always a cheater? There are different studies on this topic. Ann Landers obviously thinks people can't change when it comes to cheating. But some experts feel differently. We think everyone deserves a second chance in life. But of course every person has the right
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Charles Caleb Colton Quote On Friendship and Love

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship never. Charles Caleb Colton
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Guy Finley- Dependability In Relationships

In any relationship where one person depends on another to be his or her parachute and the other accepts this role both will fall to the ground.    Guy Finley  
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Amy Grant

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.     
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Dionne Warwick

There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn't feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.
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Laura Bowers

Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad.     
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Shakti Gawain

A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.     
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Deepak Chopra Quote On Struggling With Partner

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. Deepak Chopra
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May Sarton Quote On Love Relationships

No partner in a love relationship... should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.  May Sarton
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James Matthew Barrie- Unhappy In Love Quote

Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow. James Matthew Barrie
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Martin Andersen Nexo

Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.     
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Paulo Coelho- Love is An Untamed Force

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. Paulo Coelho
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Egyptian (on marriage)

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights.
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Russian (on marriage)

Not all who make love, make marriages.     
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French (on marriage)

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
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Yiddish (on marriage)

Every pot will find its lid.     
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Henny Youngman

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music, and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
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Mignon McLaughlin Quote On a Successful Marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin
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George Eliot- Little Children are a ​symbol

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. George Eliot
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Rita Rudner- Finding That One Special Person

It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Rita Rudner
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Bette Davis

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring I ought to know.
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​H. Jackson Brown, Jr Quote On Marriage, Children, and Flowers

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. H. Jackson Brown, Jr
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Kathy Martin

Abstinence until marriage is the best thing for young people physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. It's the best thing for society as a whole, and it's the message that schools absolutely ought to be sending.     
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Michael Enzi

If we abandon the marriage, we abandon the family.     
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Henry Kravis, cofounder, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

"If you [and your partners] have the same values and are focused on the same goals...you can go a long way." 
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Virginia Woolf- Always Thinking Of You

In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you. Virginia Woolf
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Rudy Francisco- When Our Lips Touch

I swear when our lips touch, I can taste the next sixty years of my life. Rudy Francisco
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Unknown

“Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” -Unknown Other quotes to explore:
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The Fault in Our Stars

"I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things." -The Fault in Our Stars Other quotes to explore:
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Roy Croft

"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out." -Roy Croft Other quotes to explore:
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Robert Browning- Grow Old With Me

Grow old with me, the best is yet to be. Robert Browning
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Martin Luther

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." -Martin Luther  Other quotes to explore:
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Franz Schubert

"I want you for always … days, years, eternities."
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Fernando A. Torres

“An anniversary is where you look back at having either fulfilled Cinderella or Lord of the Flies.”-Fernando A. Torres Other quotes to explore:
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Faraaz Kazi

"I wish there was a word more than ‘love’ itself to convey what I feel for you."-Faraaz Kazi Other quotes to explore:
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Edgar Allan Poe- Love Quote

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe
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Cassandra Clare- Love at First Sight Quote

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you. Cassandra Clare
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Barbara Bush on a wife’s advice

Show me a wife who doesn't offer advice and I'll show you one who doesn't care very much. First Lady Bush is saying a marriage is a partnership; both parties need to give advice to show they care.
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Unknown

"Marry in haste, repent in leisure. " 
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Jamaican Proverb

"Before you marry keep both eyes open; after marriage keep one eye shut."
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 Spanish Proverb

"Advise no one to go to war or marry. "  
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Lesley Harriot- Make Your Partner Feel Appreciated

Show your love for your partner by making them feel appreciated and show that you love them fully and don't find them any less attractive than when you first met. Lesley Harriot
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Claire Wilson- Spouse Recognize and Appreciate Effort

The paradox is that when we give, we are blessed tremendously. In essence, our spouse will recognize our efforts and appreciate us for it. Claire Wilson
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Alexis G. Roldan- Saving Your Marriage From Disaster

To overcome conflicts and save your marriage from disaster, you should always appreciate what each one of you brings into the marriage. Alexis G. Roldan
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Laura Raskin- Respect in a Relationship

Respect can be found when each person in the relationship practices acceptance, forgiveness, listening, appreciation, and allowing the other person to make mistakes without judgment. Laura Raskin
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Timothy Gray Quote On Married Couple

A married couple should show appreciation for each other, care for each other, be affectionate toward each other, and show interest in each other. Timothy Gray
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Chris Johnston- The Best Ways To Strengthen a Relationship

For example, saying thank you, or offering other words of appreciation, along with sincere compliments and other grateful or kind words are the best way to fortify relationships. Chris Johnston
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W. C. Dukenfeld- Showing Appreciation in Big and Little Ways

You can show that appreciation in big and little ways. It's often the little things that really count and will add up to a stable, loving, and mutually beneficial relationship. W. C. Dukenfeld
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Jo Baker- Magical Feeling To Be In Love

Love isn't some treasure that needs finding, it's something that just happens; to anyone, at any given moment; to even the most skeptical minds. It's a magical feeling to be in love, that's why it hurts so much to fall out of it. The spell wears off. But the hurt, the agony, the betrayal we find in lost love, is outweighed ten fold by the delight we discover within it. Jo Baker
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Julie Burchill- A Marriage Between a Cynic and Idealist

A cynic should never marry an idealist. For the cynic, marriage represents the welcome end of romantic life, with all its agony and ecstasy. But for the idealist, it is only the beginning. Julie Burchill
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