* Thanks to Diane Solee from SmartMarriages who provided many of the following quotes- if you enjoy these check out www.smartmarriages.com for an extensive list of marriage quotes and cartoons.

The grass looks greener... but it's Astroturf.
- From the report,

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If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it's because they take better care of it.
- Unknown

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In fact, over 90% of us will marry at somepoint in our lives.
- TIME Magazine Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006

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Research shows that all things being equal, children living in a household led by a couple in a healthy marriage have a better chance of realizing their fullest potential, while the community can expect decreases in drug use, crime and poverty.
- Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition:Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences

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You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
- William Galston, Clinton White House

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We need to get the focus off of whether or not we've married the right person and focus instead on whether we're treating the person we married the right way.
- Diane Sollee, smartmarriages.com

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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Father Theodore Hesburgh

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Get Married
Stay Married
What a concept.
- The Snipe

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Love is what you've been through with somebody.
- James Thurber

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Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
- Robert Fulghum

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I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other's gaps.
- Rocky

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What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
- Leo Tolstoy

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Any fool can have a trophy wife.
It takes a real man to have a trophy marriage.
- Diane Sollee, smartmarriages.com

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One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with each other, it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again.
- Judith Viorst

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Ann Meara of the comedy team Stiller and Meara observed awhile ago in a New York Times interview of her 30-plus year marriage, "Was it love at first sight? It wasn't then - but it sure is now."
- New York Times

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What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.
- George Elliott (aka Mary Anne Evans), Adam Bede

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Commitment has kind eyes. He wears sturdy shoes.
Everything is vivid when he is around. It is wonderful to sit and have lunch in his gardens around harvest time. You can taste in the vegetables that the soil has been cared for.
- J. Ruth Gendler

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I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other and... To understand - is to love."
- William Butler Yeats

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I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them - it was that promise.
- Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth

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