As for his secret to staying married: “My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me.”
— Jon BonJovi
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
–– Mohandas K. Gandhi
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 asked his secret of love, being married fifty-four years to the same person, he said, “Ruth and I are happily incompatible.”
— Billy Graham
Marriage isn’t supposed to make you happy – and satisfied. It’s your job to make your marriage happy – and satisfying. Same goes for sex. It isn’t supposed to make you passionate and “hot”. It’s up to you to make it passionate and “hot” – and intimate.
— Diane Sollee
One of the great illusions of our time is that love is self-sustaining. It is not. Love must be fed and nurtured, constantly renewed. That demands ingenuity and consideration, but first and foremost, it demands time.
— David Mace
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.
— Ann Landers Says Truth Is Stranger…, 1968
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.
— Barbara De Angelis
Grow old along with me.The best is yet to be.
— Robert Browning
I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. 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.
— Thornton Wilder