Favorite Quotations ~  Marriage, 5 Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

"Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me is a matter of profound wonder." ~Abraham Lincoln


A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers. ~ Eddie Cantor

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. ~ Socrates

I never grew up dreaming about a wedding -- I don't think about things like that. I don't know how to explain it. All I care about is to be happy. ~ Penelope Cruz

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. ~ Anne Taylor Fleming, Town & Country

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. ~ Anton Chekhov

My lifetime listens to yours. ~ Muriel Ruckeyser

A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence. ~ Morris L. Ernst

Better to be married than dead! ~ Jean Baptiste Molière

Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view? ~ William Shatner, Esquire, 2/06

Find an independent woman—who loves you for you and will be your best friend. I got it right the first time and was very, very lucky. ~ Jon Bon Jovi, Time 7/25/07

For 50 percent of Americans marriage is forever, for the rest of us there is another adventure. ~ Barbara Feldon

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. ~ H. L. Mencken

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