More Quotes on Marriage, Family, and Love

‎We continue to get positive feedback regarding the quotes we share about marriage, family, and love.  Below is yet another compilation of such quotes.  Some are intended to be inspirational, some motivational, some thought provoking, and a few just plain humorous.  Enjoy!

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” ~Shakespeare

“The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.” ~Peter De Vries

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

‎"Races don't marry, people marry." ~Dr. M.L. King Jr. (when asked his view on interracial marriage)

“The happiest couples don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.” ~Unknown

"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." ~George Levinger

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.” ~Shakespeare

“Marital problems have two main causes: husbands and wives.” ~Unknown

“Are you merely existing in your marriage... or are you actively making it what you hoped it would be?” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

“Love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way.” ~Unknown

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu

“Blessed is the man who is the first love of a woman, but more blessed is the woman who is the last love of a man.” ~Unknown

‎"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." ~M. Gandhi

‎"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage." ~Ambrose Bierce

"Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work."

"I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ~Rita Rudner

“Most marriages that end in divorce have average levels of happiness as well as average levels of conflict.” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

"Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them." ~Jefferson Machamer

“The only way to ensure that your marriage remains free from the devastating consequences of infidelity is to avoid it at all costs.” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

"I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it." ~Lyndon B. Johnson

‎"A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it." ~Mignon McLaughlin

‎"A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married." ~H.L. Mencken

“The successful marriage has become the relationship equivalent of a luxury yacht — hard to get, laborious to maintain but a better vessel to be on when there are storms at sea.” ~Belinda Luscombe

“Marriage is a gift. It should be opened up and enjoyed.” ~Unknown

“Couples who pray together stay together.” ~Unknown

"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with." ~Mark Twain

“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.” ~Albert Einstein

“Inflated egos and feelings of superiority have no place in the Christian marriage.” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

“If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.” Unknown

"Love never fails" ~1 Corinthians 13:8

“Over 85% of unhappily married couples who stay together report having happy marriages 5 years later. Stay the course.” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

“Over 80% of married people who decide to divorce report that they are just as unhappy or more unhappy after the divorce - even years later. Think twice.” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

“A happy man marries the girl he loves. A happier man loves the girl he marries.” ~Unknown

"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

"Fidelity is the single most important element in solidly enduring marriages." ~Frank Pittman

“Closeness in marriage is critical. But overexposure can take the edge off affection. Balance and boundaries are important.” ~Kirk VanOoteghem

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

“Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.” ~Sydney J. Harris

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." ~Phyllis Diller

“A woman wants a man she can look up to... but who won't look down on her.” ~Unknown

“A successful marriage requires two things... finding the right person, and being the right person.” ~Unknown

“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.” ~Doug Larson

“The key to having a strong, lasting marriage is to consider the relationship complete, permanent and equal.” ~Unknown

“The best thing a father can do for his children is love their mother.” ~John Wooden

“Most people spend much more time on training and preparing for a drivers license than they do a marriage license.” ~Michael Smalley

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