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Quotes of the Day for 13 December 2003 – Marriage

Yvonne, recently engaged, requested quotes on engagement, weddings, or marriage. No problem. She then went on to specify that the quotes were not to be cynical. Harder, but I think I can handle it.

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The quotes:

A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement.
     - Ann Landers, 1918 - 2002

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
     - Benjamin McLane Spock, 1903 - 1998

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.
     - Dr Joyce Brothers

Marriage and the up-bringing of children in the home require as well-trained a mind and as well-disciplined a character as any other occupation that might be considered a career.
     - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 - 1962

Story writers say that love is concerned only with young people, and the excitement and glamour of romance end at the altar. How blind they are. The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
     - Irving Stone

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

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