Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
A happy wedlock is a long falling in love.
Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner, it feels limitless, not limited.
A good marriage is a contest of generosity.
Simone de Beauvoir
Marriage is a career, which brings about more benefits than many others.
There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footstep.
Ruth Bell Graham
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Henry Van Dyke
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye-to-eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason - and indeed all the sweets of life.
Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse.
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.