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    marriage Quotes

    To dance with a man is to concentrate a twelvemonth's regulation fire upon him in the fragment of an hour. To pass to courtship without acquaintance, to pass to marriage without courtship, is a skipping of terms reserved for those alone who tread this royal road.
    — Thomas Hardy
    tags: men  alone  fire  dance  marriage 
    All romances end at marriage.
    — Thomas Hardy
    tags: romance  marriage 
    Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life.
    — Thomas Haden Church
    tags: failure  live  marriage 
    As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.
    — Thomas Adams
    tags: creation  god  marriage 
    I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution; it's one of the most important institutions we have.
    — Theresa May
    tags: believe  marriage 
    Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.
    — Theresa May
    tags: people  rules  marriage 
    The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things.
    — Theodore Zeldin
    tags: trust  marriage 
    The institution of marriage, if you look at it over many centuries, has come and gone.
    — Theodore Zeldin
    tags: gone  marriage 
    Marriages are best made of dissimilar material.
    — Theodore Parker
    tags: marriage 
    Such a large sweet fruit is a complete marriage, that it needs a very long summer to ripen in and then a long winter to mellow and season it.
    — Theodore Parker
    tags: winter  summer  marriage 
    In the Forest of Forgetting do you remember any romances? All the relationships in those stories are dark and twisted - people fall in love, but they really shouldn't have. There's even a story about a marriage, but it focuses on a woman who marries a bear!
    — Theodora Goss
    Marriage is all right, but I think it's carrying love a little bit too far.
    — Texas Guinan
    tags: right  marriage 
    How is it you've never married?" A soft splash. "It's an easy enough thing. Every morning I wake up, go about my day, and return to bed at night without having recited marriage vows. After several years, I have the trick of it down.
    — Tessa Dare
    tags: night  marriage  year 
    Even divorce, she thought, cannot erase all the bonds forged by years of marriage. Long after the papers are signed, decrees notarized, the ties still remain. And the most powerful tie of all is written in a child's flesh and blood.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    [Hermogenes] despises God's law in his painting, maintains repeated marriages [almost certainly a reference to remarrying after divorce or perhaps even widowhood, which Tertullian, who became a Montanist, opposed], alleges the law of God in defense of lust [likely same reference], and yet despises it in respect of his art.
    — Tertullian
    Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.
    — Tertullian
    I think community is a shared history, it's a shared experience. It's not always agreement. In fact, I think that often it isn't. It's the commitment, again, to stay with something - to go the duration. You can't walk away. It's like a marriage, only I think it's more difficult to divorce yourself from community than it is to a human being because the strands are interconnected and so various.
    — Terry Tempest Williams
    It's not that marriage itself is bad; it's the people we marry who give it a bad name.
    — Terry McMillan
    tags: people  bad  marriage  marry 
    I thought it was interesting when [Bill Clinton] said, I married my best friend, because people are always asking, what is the nature of their marriage.
    — Terry Gross
    After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced.
    — Terry Bradshaw
    tags: marriage 
    I had learned so much about marriage from Missy that I only had to get divorced two more times.
    — Terry Bradshaw
    tags: time  marriage 
    What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you - it's like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.
    — Terrence Rafferty
    tags: romantic  marriage 
    I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking.
    — Teri Garr
    tags: marriage 
    Exclusion of just one class of citizens from receiving a marriage license based upon the perceived 'threat' they pose to the marital institution is, at bottom, an arbitrary exclusion based upon the majority's disapproval of the defined class. It is also insulting to same-sex couples, who are human beings capable of forming loving, committed, enduring relationships.
    — Terence C. Kern
    I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
    — Ted Turner
    Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
    — Ted Olson
    tags: gay  marriage  marry 
    The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
    — Ted Olson
    The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional.
    — Ted Olson
    tags: society  ideas  marriage 
    Surround your marriage with people who pull you toward your spouse.
    — Ted Lowe
    tags: people  marriage 
    The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.
    — Ted Cruz
    tags: people  marriage 
    We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage and life.
    — Ted Cruz
    tags: leader  marriage 
    If you want a candidate to defend life and marriage and religious liberty and the Second Amendment and to appoint strong constitutionalists to the court, I'm the only candidate with that record. That's why conservatives are uniting behind our campaign. And if they want to continue with the attacks, that's their prerogative.
    — Ted Cruz
    I understand the need to serve the community by talking about marriage or halal food. But you should also lead with vision, wisdom and courage.
    — Tariq Ramadan
    Marriage is for noblewomen with nothing else to do.
    — Tamora Pierce
    tags: marriage 
    The reason for not getting married was that I just didn't have a partner to get married to. Climbing mountains was more attractive to me than marriage, or other fun things like that.
    — Tamae Watanabe
    tags: fun  marriage 
    You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.
    — Tad R. Callister
    tags: live  pray  marriage 
    Imagine (if you dare) a whimsical marriage of Lord Dunsany and S.J. Perelman, and you have something approaching the tales of Rhys Hughes, filled with gaudy colour, slapstick, puns, fantastic creatures, and the occasional unexpected chill. Hughes' world is a magical one - and his language if the most magical thing of all.
    — T. E. D. Klein
    A whole woman will always attract a whole man. And when they touch, they will fuse to create a whole marriage. Ultimately, when the time is right, they will produce whole children.
    — T. D. Jakes
    tags: children  time  men  women  right  child  marriage 
    When you are talking about moral issues you are talking about same-sex marriage, which has been relegated over to the states. It's no longer a federal issue and yet, we are dealing with it like it's a federal issue but for a large degree it has become a state issue.
    — T. D. Jakes
    tags: morals  marriage 
    When you start talking about same-sex marriage, you start talking about abortion, and I think those issues are very very important and very interesting and very right for us to talk about, but when we allow those issues to cannibalize all other issues we find ourselves homeless while we debate about it.
    — T. D. Jakes
    tags: right  marriage 
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