lovesGod - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot.]]> <![CDATA[Any man who married for money and got it. Earned it.]]> <![CDATA[Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.]]> <![CDATA[It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.]]> <![CDATA[When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.]]> <![CDATA[They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one's face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.]]> <![CDATA[On the whole, the great success of marriage in the States is due partly to the fact that no American man is ever idle, and partly to the fact that no American wife is considered responsible for the quality of her husband's dinners.]]> <![CDATA[Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.]]> <![CDATA[You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.]]> <![CDATA[A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.]]> <![CDATA[Whether a fellow winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a heap on the kind of chick he married.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious -- friendship and learning.]]> <![CDATA[The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.]]> <![CDATA[Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented.]]> <![CDATA[Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, What will you have, sir? And I said, A glass of hemlock.]]> <![CDATA[If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.]]> <![CDATA[Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.]]> <![CDATA[Love is blind -- marriage is the eye-opener.]]> <![CDATA[Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.]]> <![CDATA[When I was young, I said to God, god, tell me the mystery of the universe. But God answered, that knowledge is for me alone. So I said, god, tell me the mystery of the peanut. Then God said, well, George, that's more nearly your size.]]> <![CDATA[There cannot be a personal God without a pessimistic religion. As soon as there is a personal God he is a disappointing God.]]> <![CDATA[I rarely speak about God. To God, yes. I protest against Him. I shout at Him. But to open a discourse about the qualities of God, about the problems that God imposes, theodicy, no. And yet He is there, in silence, in filigree.]]> <![CDATA[God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.]]> <![CDATA[Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God.]]> <![CDATA[Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?]]> <![CDATA[Love is a gift from God, and as we obey His laws and genuinely learn to serve others, we develop God's love in our lives. Love of God is the means of unlocking divine powers which help us to live worthily and to overcome the world.]]> <![CDATA[And now Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul. [Deuteronomy 10:12]]]> <![CDATA[They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that is what he looks like, I feel sorry for God.]]> <![CDATA[God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, I love you.]]> <![CDATA[Those who dare to interpret God's will must never claim Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another. War springs from the love and loyalty which should be offered to God being applied to some God substitute, one of the most dangerous being nationalism.]]> <![CDATA[It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.]]> <![CDATA[If you can't believe in God, chances are your God is too small.]]> <![CDATA[Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men..]]> <![CDATA[To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.]]> <![CDATA[God is concerned with nations, but nations also need to be concerned with God. No nation can have a monopoly on God, but God will bless any nation whose people seek and honor His will as revealed by Christ and declared through the Holy Spirit.]]> <![CDATA[There is no God but God.]]> <![CDATA[God's delays are not God's denials.]]> <![CDATA[God gives us our relatives -- thank God we can choose our friends.]]> <![CDATA[And lips say God be pitiful, who never said, God be praised.]]> <![CDATA[What preoccupies us, then, is not God as a fact of nature, but as a fabrication useful for a God-fearing society. God himself becomes not a power but an image.]]> <![CDATA[Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.]]> <![CDATA[The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.]]> <![CDATA[Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.]]> <![CDATA[Instead of getting married again. I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.]]> <![CDATA[One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.]]> <![CDATA[For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. [Matthew 22:30]]]> <![CDATA[Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord.]]> <![CDATA[Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. [1 Peter 3:7]]]> <![CDATA[When you get married you forget about kissing other women.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.]]> <![CDATA[The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.]]> <![CDATA[I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.]]> <![CDATA[That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle the Vatican has overlooked.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven't been able to find anybody who'll take what I have to give.]]> <![CDATA[Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. [Genesis 2:24]]]> <![CDATA[Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. [Ephesians 5:25]]]> <![CDATA[Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.]]> <![CDATA[Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.]]> <![CDATA[Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.]]> <![CDATA[The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength --each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence.]]> <![CDATA[Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.]]> <![CDATA[My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it.]]> <![CDATA[I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself, you'd want to try even harder to make it work.]]> <![CDATA[When you're a married man, Samivel, you'll understand a good many things as you don't understand now; but whether it's worth while, going through so much, to learn so little, as the charity-boy said when he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o taste.]]> <![CDATA[Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.]]> <![CDATA[Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.]]> <![CDATA[A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished.]]> <![CDATA[If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.]]> <![CDATA[I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.]]> <![CDATA[I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.]]> <![CDATA[When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.]]> <![CDATA[Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?]]> <![CDATA[Love is blind and marriage is the institution for the blind.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage accustomed one to the good things, so one came to take them for granted, but magnified the bad things, so they came to feel as painful as a grain in one's eye. An open window, a forgotten quart of milk, a TV set left blaring, socks on the bathroom floor could become occasions for incredible rage. And something happened sexually in marriage --the swearing to forsake all others, despite its slight observance, had a profound effect. Some people felt trapped by it, impelled to assert what they called freedom. Some accepted it like a rein, and in the effort to avoid pain in the form of hopeless desire, cut off occasions of desire, avoided having long talks at parties with attractive members of the opposite sex. In time, all feeling for the opposite sex was cut off, and intercourse limited to the barest politesses. But something happened to you when you did that, a kind of death seeped up from the genitals to the rest of the body, till it showed in the eyes, the gestures, in a certain lifelessness.]]> <![CDATA[Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.]]> <![CDATA[It destroys one's nerve to be amiable every day to the same human being.]]> <![CDATA[I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them.]]> <![CDATA[Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is socialism among two people.]]> <![CDATA[Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?]]> <![CDATA[The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her, but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he!]]> <![CDATA[Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.]]> <![CDATA[Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.]]> <![CDATA[One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.]]> <![CDATA[I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married.]]>