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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.

There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.
Marriage is the death of hope.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
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.
Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.
Successful marriage is always a triangle: a man, a woman, and God.
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.
It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle the Vatican has overlooked.
It destroys one's nerve to be amiable every day to the same human being.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished.
When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.
Love is blind and marriage is the institution for the blind.
The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Before marriage, a man will go home and lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll go to sleep before you finish saying it.
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.

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