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If you want to read about love and marriage you've got to buy two separate books.
When you are in love with someone you want to be near him all the time, except when you are out buying things and charging them to him.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
The first duty of love is to listen.
You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without.
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman!
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Love: Two minds without a single thought.
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union.
I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
"The whole world loves a lover" is an interesting theory, but a very bad legal defense.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
They say love is blind . . . and marriage is an insritution. Well, I'm nor ready for an instirurion for rhe blind just yet.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and boughr jewelry.
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her . . . but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
In the race for love, I was scratched.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth - for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Look for a sweet person. Forget rich.
Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
One of the silliest lines ever said in a feature film came from Love Story, the 1970s hit, which immortalized the phrase, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." There are few people who would actually want to share a life with someone who held that concept near and dear.
Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
[Being in love] is something like poetry. Certainly, you can analyze it and expound its various senses and intentions, but there is always something left over, mysteriously hovering between music and meaning.
We are so fond of each other because our ailments are the same.
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
What is there in the vale of life Half so delightful as a wife When Friendship, love and peace combine To stamp the marriage bond divine?
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
A virtuous wife is a man's best treasure.
A wife is the joy of a man's heart.
I thought I was in love once, and then later I thought maybe it was just an inner-ear imbalance.
When love is strong, a man and a woman can make their bed on a sword's blade. When love grows weak, a bed of 60 cubits is not large enough.
Of all the paths [that] lead to a woman's love Pity's the straightest.
To see her is to love her, And love but her forever; For Nature made her what she is, And never made another.
We have lived and loved together Through many changing years; We have shared each other's gladness, And wept each other's tears.
Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date.
Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife.
I sold my memoirs of my love life to Parker Brothers and they are going to make a game out of it.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.
Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.
Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
The bravest thing that men do is love women.
A woman has to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart.
One of the things my life has taught me is how important it is to try to say, "I love you" in ways that can be preserved, looked at, and read when you are alone or when there is adversity or when circumstances bring separation. In any case, . . . saying "I love you" is one of the "secrets" of the happy marriage that Ronnie and I have shared. Ronnie's letters move me to this day. They are his gift to me across the years, and throughout the decades of love.
The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.
Two's a company, three's a crowd.
We are in the same boat
The right hands of fellowship.


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