Wednesday, May 29, 2013

favorite love//marriage quotes

wedding week continues, all about LOVE. this is the week leading up to our one year anniversary, so i've been posting about our love & marriage all week long..because it's 
the thing i love to celebrate most! see our earlier posts by clicking here.
today, here are some of my favorite love & marriage quotes..

i love all of these & agree with them wholeheartedly.
here are some others i have collected over time..

"Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is the husband."

"How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are 
fond of always, to talk to and sit with."
-Charles Dickens

"The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together."
-Robert C. Dodds

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
-- Captain Corelli's Mandolin

"The husband may be the head of the home, but the wife is the neck... and she can turn that head which ever way she wants." :)

"Marriage teaches you loyalty, forbearance, self-restraint, meekness, and a great many other things you wouldn't need if you had stayed single." 
-Jimmy Townsend

"Love is just a word, until someone comes along and gives it meaning."

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.  ~Dinah Craik

Soul mate: two little words, one big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere, is holding the key to your heart.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” -Mignon McLaughlin

"Love isn’t finding a perfect person, it’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly."

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." 
-Audrey Hepburn

"You don't marry someone you can live with-- you marry 
the person who you cannot live without."
 -James C. Dobson

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking 
outward together in the same direction." 
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"No man is truly married until he understands 
every word his wife is NOT saying." 

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

"Keep your eyes wide open before 
marriage, half shut after." 
-Benjamin Franklin
 "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” Ingrid Bergman

"Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Connors. 
Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford-- but you'll take him anyway." 
-Judith Viorist

"When I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea 
that his first name was Always." 
-Rita Rudner

"I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including 
the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, 
but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and look at you."

"A virtuous wife is a man's best treasure." -Muhammad

"A wife is the joy of a man's heart." -Talmud

"Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate."
-Barnett R. Brickner

"There is no such cozy combination as man and wife."  

"In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all."
-Anne Sophie Swetchine

"What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow."  
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time."  
-Anne Taylor Fleming

"In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of 
this exchange have only been enhanced. " 
-Robert Sexton

"After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6ยบ of marriage!"  
-Mignon McLaughlin

"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year. "
-Paul Sweeney

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage."  
-Finnish Proverb

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

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

"Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day."  
-Gene Perret

The formula for a happy marriage? It's the same as the 1 for living in California: when you find a fault, don't dwell on it. 
-Jay Trachman

"Give without remembering and take without forgetting."

"In marriage, always underpromise, overdeliver." 
-Michael Dunn

what are some of your favorite love quotes?


  1. These are great inspirational!

  2. I love these quotes! So inspiring! I have so many favorites, I'd take up the whole comment section if I posted them, especially because 2 of them are a bit lengthy...

    1. i want to hear some of yours! i love adding to the collection, and i use them at bridal showers, on top of wedding gifts, etc!

    2. This one is a poem:


      I love you not only for what you are,
      But what I am when I am with you.

      I love you, not only for what
      You have made yourself, but for what
      You are making of me.

      I love you for the part of me
      That you bring out; I love you
      For putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
      And passing over all the foolish, weak things
      That you can’t help dimly seeing there,
      And for drawing out into the light
      All the beautiful belongings that no one else has looked
      Quite far enough to find.

      I love you because you are helping me to make
      Of the lumber of my life not a tavern
      But a temple; out of the works
      Of my every day not a reproach
      But a song.

      I love you because you have done
      More than any creed could have done
      To make me good, and more than any fate
      Could have done to make me happy.

      You have done it without a touch,
      Without a word, without a sign.
      You have done it by being yourself.

      Perhaps that is what being a friend means after all.

    3. This one you might not be able to use as a quote on a card or something, but I just find it so wonderful! It's a letter from John Steinbeck to his son.

      Dear Thom:
      We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

      First -- if you are in love -- that's a good thing -- that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you.
      Second -- There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you -- of kindness and consideration and respect -- not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had.

      You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply -- of course it isn't puppy love.

      But I don't think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it -- and that I can tell you.

      Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

      The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

      If you love someone -- there is no possible harm in saying so -- only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

      Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

      It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another -- but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

      Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I'm glad you have it.

      We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

      And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.


    4. And then here's a couple more short ones :) Sorry for the novel posts!

      “Love is the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is not found only at the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arched across the sky on a stormy day. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, and neighbors! Love, like faith, is a gift of God. It is also the most enduring and most powerful virtue.”
      ― Gordon B. Hinckley

      "To love someone means to see him as God intended him."

      “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we can never give enough of is love.”

      “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one's companion.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

      “The adversary’s goal was to take away our agency and thereby make it impossible for us to love, because it is impossible to love unless we choose to love. Love must come from within. It cannot be forced upon us.” –Russell Osguthorpe

    5. love all of these! thanks so much for sharing!!! xo

  3. I'm loving your love and marriage posts!

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  5. This is lovely. It's delightful to read about additional person who comprehends that nuptial is primarily about love as sacrifice, as the road to heaven for you, and your husband (which is never going to be easy, but will always be rewarding). Thanks for the reminder that the little acts of love for another do impart the love of Christ...occasionally it's easy to forget that.Russian women for marriage


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