Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
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I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person, but I do know that many people have a lot of wrong ideas about marriage and what it takes to make that marriage happy and successful. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s possible that you did marry the wrong person. However, if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. On the other hand, if you marry the right person, and treat that person wrong, you certainly will have ended up marrying the wrong person. I also know that it is far more important to be the right kind of person than it is to marry the right person. In short, whether you married the right or wrong person is primarily up to you.
Zig Ziglar - Positive Marriage Quotes
The more you invest in a marriagee, the more valuable it becomes.
Amy Grant - Positive Marriage Quotes
Shiva is silence. Shakti is power. Shiva is creativity. Shakti is creation. Shiva is love. Shakti is loving. These qualities aren’t opposites but complements, which is a perfect description of a sacred marriage. Mature love consists of being able to see yourself in your beloved and your beloved in yourself.
When these two cosmic energies, Shiva and Shakti, are connected, the flow of passion brings unlimited creative potential. The poles of silence and power set up a tension between them, like the yearning felt between a man and a woman that can only be satisfied by the exchange of love.
The Path to Love, by Deepak Chopra -
The cure for love is marriage, and the cure for marriage is love again.
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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.
Norman Wright and Gary Oliver -
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.
Evelyn Duvall and Reuben Hill - Positive Marriage Quotes
The middle years of arriage are the most crucial. In the early years, spouses want each other and in late years, they need each other.
Rebecca Tilly -
Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.
Tom Mullen -
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
Leo Tolstoy -
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 – is to love.
William Butler Yeats -
It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer -
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
Joseph Barth - Positive Marriage Quotes
The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich -
The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal.
Frank Pittman -
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Simone Signoret -
People think they have to find their soul mate to have a good marriage.
You’re not going to “find” your soul mate.
Anyone you meet already has soul mates – their mother. Their father. Their lifelong friends.
You get married, and after 20 years of loving, bearing and raising kids, meeting challenges – then you’ll “create” your soul mate.
Diane Sollee -
My heart is ever at your service.
William Shakespeare -
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery -
Marriage isn’t supposed to make you happy – and satisfied.
It’s your job to make your marriage happy – and satisfying.
Diane Sollee - Positive Marriage Quotes
The challenge is to help couples turn “I Do” into “We Can.”
Scott Stanley -
If a married couple with children has fifteen minutes of uninterrupted, non-logistical, non-problem-solving talk every day, I would put them in the top 5% of all married couples. It’s an extraordinary achievement.
Bill Doherty -
Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.
Michele Weiner-Davis -
We are, each of us, angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other.
Luciano DeCrescenzo -
Love is a feeling, Marirage is a contract, and a Relationship is work.
Lori Gordon -
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To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.
Diane Sollee - Positive Marriage Quotes
Love is a four-letter word spelled T-I-M-E.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
I Corinthians 13:7 -
Marriage, families, all relationships are more a process of learning the dance rather than finding the right dancer.
Paul Pearsall -
ACCEPT – the secret of a good marriage.
The Beauty of Love:
The question is asked, “Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?”
And the answer is given. “Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path.
Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love.”
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash - Positive Marriage Quotes
Find the good – and praise it.
Alex Haley -
Moonlight and roses are bound to fade for every lover and every maid but the bond that holds in any weather is learning how to laugh together.
Many marriage would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Zig Ziglar -
Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
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.
Joseph Campbell -
Loves 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.
Mark Twain -
Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.
Herman H. Kieval -
A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Ruth Bell Graham -
All things need watching, working at, caring for, and marriage is no exception. Marriage is not something to be indifferently treated or abused, or something that simply takes care of itself. Nothing neglected will remain as it was or is, or will fail to deteriorate. All things need attention, care and concern, and especially so in this most sensitive of all relationships of life.
Richard L. Evans -
Remember to build each other up, to strengthen and sustain, to keep companionship lovely and alive. Remember dignity and respect; understanding; not expecting perfection; a sense of humor and a sense of what is sacred and serious; common purposes, common convictions, and the character to stay with a bargain, to keep a covenant – in these are the making of a good and solid marriage.
Richard L. Evans -
Marriage is more than finding the right person. It is being the right person.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Mignon McLaughlin -
There is nothing you can do, achieve or buy that will outshine the peace, joy, and happiness of being in communion with the partner you love.
Drs. Evelyn and Paul Moschetta - Positive Marriage Quotes
Love was not put there to stay. Love is not love until you give it away.
Diana Lou A. Peje -
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran -
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
Freedrich Holm Joseph Von Munch -
Union gives strength.
…In marriage, everyday you love,
and everyday you forgive.
It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness.
Bill Moyers -
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look that becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov -
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