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used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce
That you had to be someone less to live with someone
else when, of course, you have to be someone more.
-- Candice Bergen
good marriage is one which allows for change and
growth in the individuals and in the way they
express their love.
-- Pearl S. Buck
gross national product does not allow for the health
of our children, the quality of their education
or the joy of their play. It does not include the
beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages,
the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity
of our public officials. It measures neither our
wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our
learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion
to our country, it measures everything in short,
except that which makes life worthwhile. "
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
Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings
to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
-- Ann Landers
great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes
It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their
-- Dave Meurer
is often the fruit of marriage.
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.
-- Dr. Benjamin
the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as
equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education
and on the playing field. It was a very exciting,
is what marriage really means:
helping one another to reach the full status of being
responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away
-- Paul Tournier