2020 – A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

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

Mignon McLaughlin


Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.

Maggie Reyes


Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.

Stephen Gaines


A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

Robert Quillen


The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.

Fawn Weaver


Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.

Jennifer Smith


Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.

Harville Hendrix


A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.

   Darlene Schacht


A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

Dave Meurer


Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.

Herman H. Kieval


A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created

Fawn Weaver


To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.

Ogden Nash


A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world.

Robert Brault


Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week.

Christie Cook


A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.

Darlene Schacht


Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

Barnett R. Brickner


Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.

Fawn Weaver


The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries


Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

Franz Schubert


Marriage is our society’s most pro-child institution. If you want kids to do well, then you want marriage to do well.

David Blankenhorn


Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.

Imogene Stubbs


The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.

Jackie Kennedy


No one can go back and change how it started but a new future for any marriage can begin the moment one person begins to invest in it

Fawn Weaver


Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.

James C. Dobson


Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.

Frank Pittman


Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.

Finnish Proverb


One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.

Judith Viorst


Marriage. It’s like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future.

Diane Frolov


A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.

Fawn Weaver


A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

Pearl Buck


Excitement and fire are not qualities inherent to relationships they are what happen when two people make marriage the number one priority

Michele Weiner-Davis


A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life.

Joseph Addison


Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.

Darlene Schacht


Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

Zig Ziglar


Marriage is the virtuous exploration of love in its purest form and pleasure in its highest state.

Fawn Weaver


Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde


A good marriage is a contest of generosity.

Diane Sawyer


The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.

Robert C. Dodds


A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

Andre Maurois


A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.

Anne Taylor Flemming


Happiness in marriage is a moment by moment choice. A decision to love, forgive, grow and grow old together.

Fawn Weaver


In every marriage, more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and to continue to find, grounds for marriage.

Robert Anderson


The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.

Doug Larson


Marriage makes you vulnerable and strong. It brings out the best and worst in you and then it changes you in ways you could have never expected. For the better.

Maggie Reyes


Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

Tom Mullen


Friendship in marriage is the spark that lights an everlasting flame.

Fawn Weaver


A happy man married the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries.

Susan Douglas


My husband is one of my greatest blessings from God. His love is a gift that I open every day.

Darlene Schacht


Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.

Dr. James Dobson


A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.

Rainer Maria Rilke


The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.

Julia Child


Having a partner in this lifetime -to grow together, love completely, ride out every storm and overcome all of life’s challenges- is one of the most beautiful blessings of marriage.

Fawn Weaver


Marriage is a thousand little things that make up the sum of our vows.

Darlene Schacht


It was not the days of ease that made our marriage stronger and happier; it was working through the difficult parts.

Karen Swallow Prior


A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.

Ashley Willis


There is nothing better than feeling completely content in life regardless of what life throws at you because your marriage is rock solid.

Carmen Smith


Happily married people know that keeping score is what unhappily married people do.

Alisa Bowman


The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning…but rather as love grows and develops over time

Fawn Weaver


Marriage is a gift of love you give to your spouse every day, with a never-ending promise that you’ll walk side-by-side.

Darlene Schacht


The most important marriage skill is listening to your partner in a way that they can’t possibly doubt that you love them

Diane Sollee


I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

Rita Rudner


In marriage it is never having my own way. It is rather discovering our way.

Gary Chapman


Marriage ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.

Harville Hendrix


A loving marriage helps transform us from the person we once were to the marvelous person we were always meant to be.

Fawn Weaver


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.

Barbara De Ange


It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Mignon McLaughlin


There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage

Martin Luther


It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

Albert Einstein


Marriage is sharing life with your best friend, enjoying the journey along the way and arriving at every destination together.

Fawn Weaver


By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.



The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

Gabriel García Márquez


Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.

Mae West


A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

John Steinbeck


A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.

Anne Lamott


If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

Michel de Montaigne


Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversaries.

Elizabeth Peters


If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married

Katharine Hepburn


80 Marrying means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties

Arthur Schopenhauer


Marriage is about compromise; it’s about doing something for the other person, even when you don’t want to.

Nicholas Sparks


Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life’s expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person. Keeping that going is hard work.

Elizabeth Gilbert


A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity

Dorothy L. Sayers


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.

Mark Twain


The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

Peter De Vries


There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.

Charles Dickens


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

George Bernard Shaw


Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.

Erma Bombeck


A good marriage, like any partnership, meant subordinating one’s own needs to that of the other’s, in the expectation that the other will do the same.

Nicholas Sparks


Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A good marriage is good because one or both of them have learned to overlook the other’s faults, to love the other as they are and to not attempt to change them or bring them to repentance.

Debi Pearl


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

Amy Bloom


Marriage is long enough to have plenty of room for time behind it.

William Faulkner


Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.

Irvin D. Yalom


No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is both the best feature of marriage and the worst that it inevitably changes.

Lisa Kleypas


Marriage was not the combination of two entities into one; it was instead the creation of a third entity whose sole purpose was to sooth and inspire the two individuals.

Christian Cantrell


Marriage is more about work than about divine luck, more about finding someone to love than about finding someone to meet your own laundry list of personal needs.

Mark Gungor


Marriage is the gold standard of all relationships. It’s the currency by which everything is valued.

Frank Delaney


Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.

Hendrik Hertzberg


Marriage without struggle is like an unfired clay pot. It is easily made, but it will not stand the test of time.

Allan Wolf