Marriage

 

Alex Haley
“Find the good - and praise it.”
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Tony Heath
“Be presidents of each other's fan clubs.”
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Author Unknown
“To love someone means to see him as God intended him.”
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Betty Jane Wylie
“Marriage is to family what legs are to a table.”
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Author Unknown
“Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.”
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Ambrose Bierce
“Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.”  
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Thomas Fuller
“For a wife take the daughter of a good mother.”
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Author Unknown
“To love someone means to see him as God intended him.”
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Ruth Bell Graham
“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
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William Shakespeare
“They do not love who do not show their love.”
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Lori Gordon
“Love is a feeling, Marirage is a contract, and a Relationship is work.”
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Author Unknown
"A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries."
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Benjamin Disraeli
"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
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Robert Frost
"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
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Gene Perret
“We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world.  It's called love.”
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Author Unknown
“Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses.”
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Samuel Johnson
“Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.”
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Author Unknown
“The cure for love is marriage, and the cure for marriage is love again.”
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Charles Douglas
“My valentine, I pray that thou wilt be, not for a day, but for eternity.”
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Thomas Fuller
“For a wife take the daughter of a good mother.”
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Ezra Taft Benson
“The secret of a happy marriage is to serve God and each other.”
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Author Unknown
“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut after.”
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Ecclesiastes 9:9
“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life…”
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Andrew Jackson
“Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.”
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Genesis 2:18
“And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone.”
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Pliny the Younger
“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.”
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Colossians 3:19
“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
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Peter De Vries
“The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.”
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Robert E. Lee
“Marry…into a family that will enable your children to feel proud of both sides of the house.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
“Marriage is perhaps the most vital of all the decisions and has the most far reaching effects…”
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Author Unknown
“During courtship we should keep our eyes wide open, but after marriage keep them half-shut.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
"This will be the most important decision of your life, the individual whom you marry…”
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Joyce Brothers
“Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.”
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Joyce Brothers
“No matter how lovesick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along.”
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Jean Baptiste Suard
"We attract hearts by the qualities we display; we retain them by the qualities we possess."
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Mignon McLaughlin
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -
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Raymond Hull
“All marriages are happy.  It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.”
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Adela Rogers St. Johns
“There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first.”
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Ephesians 5:25
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
“Marriage is perhaps the most vital of all the decisions and has the most far-reaching effects...”
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Diane Sollee
“To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it's run out of gas.”
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Zig Ziglar
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.”
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Randal Wright
“More men would be treated like kings if they would only treat their wives like queens instead of servants.”
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William Phelps
“The highest happiness on earth is in marriage.  Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.”
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Laurence Sterne
“Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
"The difficulties and hazards of marriage are greatly increased where backgrounds are different"
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David O. McKay
"In choosing a companion, it is necessary to study the disposition, the inheritance, and training of the one with whom you are contemplating making life's journey"
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Robert E. Lee
“Marry.... into a family that will enable your children to feel proud of both sides of the house.”
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David O. McKay
“The seeds of a happy marriage are sown in youth.  Happiness does not begin at the altar; it begins during the period of youth and courtship.”
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Frank Pittman
“The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that mariage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal.”
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Leo Tolstoy
“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.”
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Antoine De Saint-Exupery
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
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Linda Miles
“All those "and they lived happily ever after" fairy tale endings need to be changed to 'and they began the very hard work of making their marriages happy.”
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Ogden Nash
“To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.”
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George I. Cannon
“Remember constant courtship. The most important relationship upon this earth for you is between you and your sweetheart. Work at it, sacrifice for it, enjoy it.”
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Marion D. Hanks
“Married people should be best friends; no relationship on earth needs friendship as much as marriage”
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Author Unknown
"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."
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Author Unknown
Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
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Albert Einstein
"Men marry women with the hope they will never change. "Women marry men with the hope they will change. "Invaribly they are both disappointed."
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Hebrews 13:4
“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
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Genesis 2:24
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
“What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.”
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Simone Signoret
“Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
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Ephesians 5:31
“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”
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Barnett R. Brickner
“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”
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Simone Signoret
“Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
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Barnett R. Brickner
“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”
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Doug Larson
“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”
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Robert Anderson
“In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce.  The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.”
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Goethe
“The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation.  It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.” 
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James C. Dobson
“Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.” 
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Oscar Wilde
“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.”  
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George Levinger
“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.”  
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Bettina Arndt
“Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.”
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Harlan Miller
“Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.”
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Joseph Addison
“A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason - and indeed all the sweets of life.”
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Laurence Sterne
“Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.”
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Norman Wright and Gary Oliver
“In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“I have learned that the real essence of happiness in marriage lies not so much in romance as in an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion.”
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1 Corinthians 7:2-3
“Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence.”
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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.”
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N. Eldon Tanner
“...The only slogan we need in order to be happy in our home is: Love Each Other --three simple words. Apply the ingredients of love. Sacrifice for each other. Make each other happy.”
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James E. Faust
“Those who enter into marriage should be fully prepared to establish their marriage as the first priority in their lives…True charity ought to begin in marriage, for it is a relationship that must be rebuilt every day.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Mutual respect, the soft answer, financial honesty with the Lord, prayer.  "I do not hesitate to promise that if you will go to your homes and cultivate and nurture it among these four cornerstones, your lives will be happy.”
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1 Corinthians 11:11-12
“Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
Choose a companion you can always honor, you can always respect, one who will complement you in your own life, one to whom you can give your entire heart, your entire love, your entire allegiance, your entire loyalty.”
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Robert Sexton
“In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare.  Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.”  
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Sydney J. Harris
“Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.”
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John Gray
“Men mistakenly expect women to think, communicate, and react the way men do.  We have forgotten that men and women are supposed to be different.  As a result our relationships are filled with unnecessary friction and conflict.”
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Matthew 19:5-6
“And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
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Deuteronomy 24:5
“When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“The most important step you have made or will make in your life is marriage. Its consequences are many, so important and so everlasting.. No other decision will have such tremendous consequences for the future.”
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James E. Faust
“A husband should always try to treat his wife with the greatest courtesy and respect, holding her in the highest esteem. He should speak to her in a kind and a soft manner, showing his love by word and deed. As she feels this love and tenderness she will mirror it and return it tenfold.”
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Abraham Lincoln
“Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing 1 can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.”
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Jeffrey R. Holland
“No one would wish a bad marriage on anyone.  But where do we think good marriages come from?  They don’t spring full blown from the head of Zeus any more than does a good education…Why should a marriage require fewer tears and less toil and shabbier commitment than your job or your clothes or your car?”
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David O. McKay
"My mother once said that if you meet a girl in whose presence you feel a desire to achieve, who inspires you to do your best, and to make the most of yourself, such a young woman is worthy of your love and is awakening love in your heart... I submit that as a true guide.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
"Marriage is perhaps the most vital of all the decisions and has the most far-reaching effects…It affects not only the two people involved, but also their families and particularly their children and their children's children down through the many generations"
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Thomas A. Kempis
“Love is a great thing...which alone maketh every burden light.. Love is watchful, and while sleeping, still keeps watch; though fatigued, it is not weary; though pressed, it is not forced. Love is sincere, gentle, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, and manly. Love is humble and upright, not weak, not fickle, nor intent on vain things; sober chaste, steadfast, quiet, and guarded in all the senses.”
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Abraham Stone
“Mature love differs from childish love in that it desires not merely the satisfaction of self, of one's own needs, but even more the satisfactions of the mate. A couple maturely in love, genuinely care for one another. They want to establish a kinship of body and feeling. They do not romantically endow each other with illusionary qualities, but see and accept in one another both virtues and faults.”
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Evelyn Duvall and Reuben Hill
“The kind of marriage you make depends upon the kind of person you are. If you are a happy, well-adjusted person, the chances are your marriage will be a happy one. If you have made adjustments so far with more satisfaction than distress, you are likely to make your marriage and family adjustments satisfactorily. If you are discontented and bitter about your lot in life, you will have to change before you can expect to live happily ever after.”
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Charles R. Swindoll
“Focus on your marriage. Because that's the nucleus of the home, whatever you do to restore its health and strength will naturally restore what's broken among the other relationships. If you have no children yet, this will make a comfortable nest for them to begin life well. If you have children, the changes you make in your marriage will affect the rest of the household more quickly and dramatically than you think.”
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M. Russell Ballard:
“When a couple comes to me for counsel relative to various struggles in their marriage, one of the first questions I ask them is, ‘Do you kneel together at the end of the day and hold hands and say your prayers?’ Interestingly, not once---not once---has the answer to that question been positive. Then I suggest, ‘Will you please go home and do that for the next thirty days?  Then you can return and we will talk again.’ Almost always the couples come back and, with tears in their eyes, share with me the sweet feelings that have returned to their marriage and how they think, at last, that they are going to make it.”
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