Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
You never know what motivates you.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Never complain and never explain.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Who seeks shall find.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
The heart of marriage is memories and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist - because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That's how she found out what happened on the day my father died - she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose.
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.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.