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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
Henry David Thoreau
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy.
All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
Nations fight against nations, in marriages people fight against each other, children fight against each other. We are in warfare, in a national warfare, and in warfare with each other and with ourselves.
Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.
All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time.
The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it's my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds.
We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.
But marriage goes in waves. You've got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don't put the work and the effort into it. You've got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall.
France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are 'made in America.'
The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.
I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting.
I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
J. Paul Getty
I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
I think sometimes we look at other people's marriages and we think they must always be so happy together. I don't know anybody who's married for a long time who hasn't somehow made room in their love story for the hate and resentment that they sometimes feel toward each other.
We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries.
Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony.
After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love.
I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages.
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.
Bernard De Voto
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
I know all about cheating. I've had six very successful marriages.
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