love & marriage quotes


Love is in the air and there's no better role model than from those who have been there.

Take it from those lucky in love, or maybe not so lucky but wiser nonetheless. Great love quotes are remembered for the small tidbits of advice on love, weddings, and married life. Some are both humorous and true at the same time. If you can laugh, your marriage will endure the many rough patches along the way.

"Perhaps the greatest blessing in marriage is that it lasts so long. The years, like the varying interests of each year, combine to buttress and enrich each other. Out of many shared years, one life. In a series of temporary relationships, one misses the ripening, gathering, harvesting joys, the deep, hard-won truths of marriage." ~ Richard C. Cabot

"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end." ~ Author Unknown

"The ideal that marriage aims at is that of spiritual union through the physical. The human love that it incarnates is intended to serve as a stepping stone to divine or universal love." ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." ~ Dave Meurer

"All 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 or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership." ~ Ann Landers

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." ~ Mignon McLaughlin

"Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash." ~ Joyce Brothers

"If we are serious about renewing fatherhood, we must be serious about renewing marriage. . . . Healthy marriages are not always possible. But we must remember, they are incredibly important for children. Our hearts know this and our nation must recognize this. None of us is perfect. And so no marriage and no family is perfect. After all, we all are human. Yet, we need fathers and families precisely because we are human. We all live, it is said, in the shelter of one another. And our urgent hope is one of the oldest hopes of humanity, to turn the hearts of children toward their parents, and the hearts of parents toward their young." ~ George W. Bush

"Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree." ~ Oscar Wilde

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." ~ George Sands

"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." ~ Lucille Ball

"It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt