20 Quotes About Successful Marriage

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Anybody who has been in a happy marriage will confirm that the key to a happy married life lies in the bedrock of trust and friendship. Marriage spells out a lifetime of love. With trust, you can overcome all odds. Build your marriage into a rock-steady relationship with trust. For more secrets to a successful marriage, read these quotes about marriage.

Quotes About Marriage

Homer: "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."

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

Lyndon B. Johnson: "Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way — the other, to let her have it."

Pearl S. Buck: "A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."

Rainer Maria Rilke: "A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude."

Simone Signoret: "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!"

Socrates: "My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher."

Martin Luther: "There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."

Iris Murdoch: "The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries."

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

Morris L. Ernst: "A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence."

Dave Meurer: "A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."

Helen Gahagan Douglas: "When a marriage works, nothing on Earth can take its place."

Paul Tournier: "This is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible beings who do not run away from life."

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

Honore de Balzac: "One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."

Benjamin Disraeli: "It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being."

Robert Anderson: "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."

Sydney J. Harris: "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."

George Eliot: "That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger."