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Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse.

+ Halen +

Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock."

+ Ernest Hemingway +

Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.

+ Hesiod +

When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.

+ Hitopadesa +

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.

+ Homer +

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more or their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination not to live without it.

+ Morton Hunt +

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

+ Washington Irving +

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.

+ Sir George Jessel +

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family --a domestic church.

+ John Paul II +

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

+ Samuel Johnson +

There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.

+ Samuel Johnson +

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late.

+ Max Kauffman +

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.

+ Jean Kerr +

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.

+ Soren Kierkegaard +

I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.

+ Sam Kinison +

Marriage is a lottery, but you can't tear up your ticket if you lose.

+ F. M. Knowles +

Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.

+ John Lennon +

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

+ Gabriel Garcia Marquez +

Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.

+ Harriet Martineau +

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.

+ Jackie Mason +

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

+ Andre Maurois +

You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.

+ Jerry Mccant +

After seven years of marriage, I'm sure of two things -- first, never wallpaper together, and second, you'll need two bathrooms.. both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in.

+ Dennis Miller +

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

+ Molière +

We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.

+ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne +

Marriage should be a duet-when one sings, the other claps.

+ Joe Murray +

Successful marriage is always a triangle: a man, a woman, and God.

+ Cecil Myers +

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is enjoy earning it.

+ Ogden Nash +

The secret to a happy marriage is to tell your spouse everything, but the essentials.

+ Cynthia Nelms +

A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.

+ Nanette Newman +

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.

+ Novalis +

Marrying is easy, it's housework that's hard.

+ Proverb +

You'll repent if you marry, and repent if you don't.

+ Proverb +

Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife.

+ German Proverb +

Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.

+ Scottish Proverb +

Your marriage moves toward a state of isolation. Unless you lovingly and energetically nurture your marriage, you will begin to drift away from your mate.

+ Dennis Rainey +

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.

+ Madame De Rieux +

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.

+ Helen Rowland +

When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.

+ Helen Rowland +

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.

+ Rita Rudner +

To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.

+ Arthur Schopenhauer +

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

+ George Bernard Shaw +

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last --more than passion or even sex!

+ Simone Signoret +

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.

+ Red Skelton +

If a man truly wants to communicate with his wife, he must enter her world of emotions.

+ Gary Smalley +

Marrying into money was not a good thing for me.

+ Anna Nicole Smith +

A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship -- a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou.

+ Anthony Storr +

Love is blind -- marriage is the eye-opener.

+ Pauline Thomason +

Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.

+ Mark Twain +

A marriage is a series of friendships. Love serves as its underlying theme. Friendships provide it with the new challenges around which the relationship further develops. Each type of friendship with ones partner comes into being, rises to a peak of enthusiasm, and then wanes away in our cedar chest of sentimental values. Every once in a while we go to the chest and draw out a friendship item to give us a shot in the arm. Then we put it away till another day.

+ Source Unknown +

One of society's biggest problems today is that we've allowed relationships to be accepted as impermanent, particularly marriage.

+ Source Unknown +

The man who says his wife can't take a joke forgets that she took him.

+ Source Unknown +

The pretentiously -- named ensuite bathroom is a major factor in divorce. Privacy is paramount in marriage.

+ Source Unknown +

I've been married so long, I am on my third bottle of Tabasco sauce.

+ Susan Vass +

Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.

+ Queen Victoria +

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

+ Peter De Vries +

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

+ Oscar Wilde +

The best part of married life is the fights. The rests is merely so.

+ Thornton Wilder +

I was so cold the other day, I almost got married.

+ Shelley Winters +



The soundtrack to Indecent Exposure is a romantic mix of music that I know most women love to hear, so I never keep it far from me when women are nearby.

+ Fabio +

What's nice about my dating life is that I don't have to leave my house. All I have to do is read the paper: I'm marrying Richard Gere, dating Daniel Day-Lewis, parading around with John F. Kennedy, Jr., and even Robert De Niro was in there for a day.

+ Julia Roberts +

When I had no work and all this time on my hands, I couldn't get a date. Now that I have women banging on my door, I have no time to answer it.

+ Scott Wolf +



A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.

+ John Adams +

I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.

+ Bayazid Al-Bistami +

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

+ Sir James M. Barrie +

Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.

+ Baron William Henry Beveridge +

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. [Proverbs 13:19]

+ Bible +

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

+ Christian Nevell Bovee +

You gotta be hungry!

+ Les Brown +

O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire.

+ Robert Browning +

Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.

+ Paul Vernon Buser +

I honestly believed I would make it. I had the desire. A lot of people have the ability, but they don't put forth the effort.

+ Joe Carter +

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.

+ John Cassavetes +

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.

+ Cher +

Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.

+ Robert Collier +

The first principle of success is desire -- knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.

+ Robert Collier +

Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat…

+ Robert Collier +

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.

+ Dwight D. Eisenhower +

Know what you want. Become your real self.

+ David Harold Fink +

While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err.

+ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe +

You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.

+ Sheila Graham +

Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.

+ Justin Hayward +

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

+ Napoleon Hill +

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

+ Napoleon Hill +

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

+ William James +

I can do whatever I want -- I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you.

+ Don Johnson +

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.

+ Samuel Johnson +

You will live your life secure in that you are no longer manipulated by what other people want you to do and be, but are directed by your own inner desires.

+ H. Stanley Judd +

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

+ Lao-Tzu +

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

+ James Russell Lowell +

Desires are the pulses of the soul; as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.

+ Manton +

I was taught that everything is attainable if you are prepared to give up, to sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you can do it, if you want it badly enough, and I do believe that. I believe that if I wanted to run a mile is four minutes I could do it. I would have to give up everything else in my life, but I could run a mile in four minutes. I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water and was prepared to give up everything else in life, he could do that.

+ Stirling Moss +

I know that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire, I'll never go any further than my own back yard. For if it isn't there, I never really lost it.

+ Wizard of Oz - Dorothy Movie +

We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

+ Ovid +

The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so."

+ Coventry Patmore +

There is a vast difference in some instances between what we really need and that which we think we must have, and the realization of this truth will greatly lessen the seeming discomfort in doing without.

+ William M. Peck +

First deserve then desire.

+ Proverb +

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