"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship,
communion or company than a good marriage."
Martin Luther King
"Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person."
"Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him."
"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."
"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that
marriage must be total, it must be permanent,
and it must be equal."
is the practice of becoming passionate friends."
You can't be value free when it comes to marriage.
"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how
compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."
"Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be."
"Companionship is what makes a relationship's course run smoothly simply because you two have complementary strengths."
Dr. Phil McGraw, Love Smart
"The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success."
Anna Garland Spencer