Secrets of a happy marriage
Love and patience is a key to any relationship.
- Fear of God
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
– Barnett R. Brickner
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silence, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.
– George Elliot
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.
– Mark Twain
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
Love recognises no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. –
– Maya Angelou
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
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
– J. R. R. Tolkien
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
– Pearl Buck