to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options.
That you had to be someone less to live with someone else
when, of course, you have to be someone more.
-- Candice Bergen
couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and
one for them together.
-- Jacqueline Bisset
good marriage is one which allows for change and growth
in the individuals and in the way they express their
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.
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.
-- Ann Landers
marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together.
It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
-- Dave Meurer
is often the fruit of marriage.
we have done more in the two and a half years that
I've been in here than the previous 43 Presidents
to uphold that principle, whether it's ending "don't
ask, don't tell," making sure that gay and lesbian
partners can visit each other in hospitals, making
sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex
are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the
metaphor par excellence,
the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of
The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before
-- Octavio Paz
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or
a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and
dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure
and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership,
tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
-- Paul Sweeney
is what marriage really means:
helping one another to reach the full status of being persons,
responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from
-- Paul Tournier
think it's healthy for couples to be away from each
other for short periods.