You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
In my long life I have found peace, joy, and happiness beyond my fondest hopes and dreams. One of the supreme benedictions of my life has been my marriage to an elect daughter of God. I love her with all my heart and soul.
I say to my children, the reason that marriage – and having children – is so important is that it stops you thinking about yourself. The way to happiness is to give yourself to others and to think of others before you think of yourself.
I’m a creative person. I love to write, I love to act, I love to perform, I love to create things with my hands, so I do all of these things that are kind of like hobbies in a way. They’re things that I love, so it’s not like a work-life balance; it’s just a work-life marriage.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There’s immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.
On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
For my parents’ generation, the idea was not that marriage was about some kind of idealized, romantic love; it was a partnership. It’s about creating family; it’s about creating offspring. Indian culture is essentially much more of a ‘we’ culture. It’s a communal culture where you do what’s best for the community – you procreate.
Culture and tradition have to change little by little. So ‘new’ means a little twist, a marriage of Japanese technique with French ingredients. My technique. Indian food, Korean food; I put Italian mozzarella cheese with sashimi. I don’t think ‘new new new.’ I’m not a genius. A little twist.
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.
May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.
Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.
Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.
The marriage state was designed to complete the sum of human happiness in this life. It sometimes proves otherwise, but this is owing to the parties themselves, who either rush into it without due consideration or fail in point of discretion in their conduct towards each other afterwards.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
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 principles of equal partnership.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
It’s so important to keep a marriage alive with small treats and doing little things for each other. Just remembering to say nice things and to have listening time is vital. That ghastly phrase ‘quality time’ means taking three minutes to sit down and be still with someone rather than yelling over your shoulder as you rush out.
I definitely have a happy marriage and family life.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment – whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
Gay marriage – it’s not about two people being gay: it’s about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married.
Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?
Oh, how I treasure this freedom. I really do It’s a glorious, wonderful experience. I am off marriage – for life!
If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period… single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves.
In terms of my involvement in ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and marriage equality and anti-bullying and social emotional learning in schools – these are all things that arise out of my relationship with the world and with my fans.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage – everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ.
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.
When you see a merger between two giants in a declining industry, it can look like the financial version of a couple having a baby to save a marriage.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.
The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can’t black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?
Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.
I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
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.
What I’ve learned about marriage: You need to have each other’s back; you have to be a kind of team going through life.
The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.
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.
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.
I haven’t been faithful to my wife. Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible.
I think people should be authentic and who they are. If that calls people to same-sex attraction and same-sex marriage, then they should be true to who they are, and I think that the world could benefit by more love.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Marriage does figure in my life, as I do want to have children. But I could also consider having children without getting married. The primary thing is having a good father, a partner who could be there with me through that journey.
Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.
I think of love and marriage in the same way I do plants: We have perennials and annuals. The perennial plant blooms, goes away, and comes back. The annual blooms for just a season, and then winter arrives and takes it out for good. But it’s still enriched the soil for the next flower to bloom. In the same way, no love is wasted.
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.
Marriage is a commitment for life. It is a permanent, lifelong relationship.
Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.
The institution of marriage works better when there’s a spiritual connection. If you’re marrying just for the sake of the woman, then you may lose interest in each other very soon. When we marry in the interest of the Holy Spirit with the intention of serving God and humanity, then it gives a much larger perspective.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.
One of the things I discover a lot in marriage counseling is the husband or wife trying to get their spiritual thirst quenched by their partner; I think that’s a real common mistake that we make.
As I grew up and began identifying myself as a feminist, there were plenty of issues that continued to make me question marriage: the father ‘giving’ the bride away, women taking their husband’s last name, the white dress, the vows promising to ‘obey’ the groom. And that only covers the wedding.
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.
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.
If I write a book where all I’ve ever experienced is success, people won’t take a positive lesson from it. In being candid, I have to own up to my own failures, both in my marriage and in my work environment.
May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
I’ve found a letter that was written to me from a girl who was getting married. And she wanted to know the secret of a happy marriage. I said – and I wrote back and said something to the effect that I couldn’t – I had no magic formula. And I never sat down and thought about it, but everything just fell into place with Ronnie and me.
In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It’s all about who you pick; in that first moment, did you pick the right person? I think you need to pick somebody who’s more interested in being married than in getting married.
Marriage isn’t the end-point of a relationship. It’s just a stepping stone, one aspect of a long-term evolution between two people who have, for whatever reason, decided to take a leap of faith and say, ‘Well, hey, this is a person who I want to try with for the rest of my life.’ Which is not a guarantee of perfection – far from it.
Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.
We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.
A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.
My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.
Homosexuality is against nature. Sexual expression is permitted only within marriage, between man and woman, male and female. Anything else is an abnormality and is against nature.
I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.
The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
I love marriage. I think it’s a wonderful institution and it’s the most important decision you make.
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.
To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
In my mind, marriage is a spiritual partnership and union in which we willingly give and receive love, create and share intimacy, and open ourselves to be available and accessible to another human being in order to heal, learn and grow.
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.
A good husband makes a good wife.
Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.
I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
You can’t have a happy family if you don’t have a happy marriage.
Here’s why I cannot vote for Rudy Giuliani. He’s pro-abortion. He’s never repudiated gay marriage in New York City or at least the civil unions in New York City. He’s called a champion of gay rights. Rudy is opposed to school choice. He’s in favor of open borders.
There is nothing wrong with your marriage if you’re dealing with bills and kids and the broken garbage disposal and in-laws and work demands. That’s a normal marriage.
I may get married later or may never get married. But I want babies, so I’ll have to get married. I want fat, cute babies. Every girl has to think about it at some point. For me, marriage is about family, and that’s why I find it necessary. Till then, it’s normal to have a partner and do your own thing.
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, ‘I’ve got to get the hell out of here’, and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you’ve aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Early on in my life, I had a broken soul. I was abused by my father, abandoned by my mother and ended up in a destructive first marriage. By the time I was 23, I was broken in my soul. I didn’t know how to think right. I felt wrong about everything. But God stepped into my life, and I came out on the other side and didn’t even smell like smoke.
Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
In the course of a marriage, one accommodates the other.
A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb.
Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.
Love and marriage are wonderful arenas in which to place a character. We are most likely to risk our morals and beliefs while in love. Betrayal gives tremendous insights into a character as well.
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
We do not create marriage from scratch. Instead, in the elegant language of the marriage ceremony, we ‘enter into the holy estate of matrimony.’
In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.
You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it’s going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.
American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide to the use of vouchers for private-school education.
In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, ‘Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn’t understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn’t fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn’t want it to get any worse. You’re the mother of my kids – I don’t want to hate you.’
When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is.
There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.
A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
I have a best friend as a husband, and he is my number one supporter. He’s a family man, and he’s always giving back to God. That is what makes him a beautiful man. We’re not perfect by any means, but that makes us beautiful as well. We’re not afraid to say we’re not perfect. We have our disagreements, but that comes along with marriage.
People would tell me, especially after my marriage to Prince, ‘You need to write a book because you’ve had a crazy life.’
After 45 years of marriage, when I have an argument with my wife, if we don’t agree, we do what she wants. But, when we agree, we do what I want!
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.
I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
On the issue of the gay marriage, I believe if people want to have private ceremonies, that’s fine. I do not believe that gay marriages should be legal.
The fact that what we believe about marriage – that it should be between a man and a woman – and that we’re pro-life, somehow that becomes radical? Why is that? It’s because our culture has changed. But the truth is, culture may change, people change, but the Word of God never changes, and that’s what we rest our belief system on.
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.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
It was the only ambition I ever had – not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.
The argument that gay marriage doesn’t affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
No one can understand how close a marriage actually is. You just don’t know: with a husband and wife, they have a special connection.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.
Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don’t spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
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.
I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.
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.
The social relations which are the basis of the reproduction of the species are founded upon the continuous union of parents in marriage.
Well I don’t know that I’m okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one – I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally.
In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children’s classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples.