Mignon Mc Laughlin A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them - it was that promise.Mohandas K Gandhi I first learned the concept of non-violence in my marriage. Leo Tolstoy What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.Many of us are tempted to give up and move south at this point, not realizing that maybe we've hit a rough spot in a marriage that's actually above average.The problem with giving up, of course, is that our next marriage will enter its own winter at some point.George Eliott What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? Sometimes it's necessary but it should be avoided if at all possible because it brings about a permanent disability.William Butler Yeats I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other and to understand… Oscar Wilde Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.Ralph Waldo Emerson Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in? Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth I didn't marry you because you were perfect. Bill Doherty I now think of marriage like I think about living in my home state of Minnesota.
Arguing serves the function of being a zone of familiarity into which you can retreat when you are afraid of making a creative breakthrough.Mark Twain Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths.No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.Zig Ziglar Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.